The Harvard Federalist Society Presents: “Private Management of Public Lands”

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Event Memoranda, FedSoc

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, The Harvard Federalist Society hosted John A. Baden, Ph.D., to speak on the topic “Private Management of Public Lands.” Baden is the founder and chairman of the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (FREE) based in Bozeman, Montana. FREE promotes free market environmentalism as a way to protect national parks, forests, and wild lands. Matthew Stephenson, Harvard Law School professor, offered a response. Stephenson’s areas of...

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My White Whale

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Musings

My White Whale

Studying the law is demanding.  meaningful.  humbling.  rewarding.  wearying.  complex.  Learning from some of the most famous, respected, and brilliant professors and practitioners on the planet can be surreal.  For many of these folks, any and all lulls in activity can be filled with the law.  Seriously.  One professors told my class that he cracked the Sixth Amendment while sitting in traffic.  Certain professors have a gift for making otherwise opaque concepts or...

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The Religion of Procedure

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Updates

The Religion of Procedure

Though it may seem at odds with my intense patriotism, I spent the Columbus Day weekend in Paris, but—rest assured—my mind never strays too far from our topic on the Roundtable. On the flight back, I watched a few episodes of the riveting, thrilling, and smart HBO mini-series “Rome.” The show chronicles the transition from Ancient Rome’s republic to Julius Caesar’s dictatorship to his adoptive son’s reign as Augustus Caesar. I have seen the series many times before, but...

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The First Monday in October

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Musings

The First Monday in October

This October has certainly been unique thus far.  Between the Obamacare exchanges opening, the capture of Anas al-Libi in Libya, and the proposed secession of North Colorado, and of course the one-week-and-counting government shutdown, the United States citizens and their government are defying traditions this month. Except at 1 First St. NE, Washington D.C. Roundtable readers are likely aware that yesterday, like every “First Monday in October” since 1917, the nine Supreme...

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United States v. North Carolina

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Musings

By Jonathan H. Levy With Americans beginning to feel the effects of the latest government shutdown, it might seem that money drives our government.  But cash is closer to the car’s gasoline than its driver: gasoline powers the engine, but especially today, it is clear that the car, gasoline, and engine are useless without Messrs. Reid and Boehner in the driver’s seat, negotiating with each other.  This Shutdown Tuesday, I’m thinking about those drivers and the lawsuit...

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