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Introducing: The 2015-2016 Executive Board

Congratulations to the following members who were elected to the Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year!

Pursuant to our bylaws, they will take office next Tuesday, April 28th.

Radley Balko Recap

Thanks to Radley Balko of the Washington Post for giving a great talk on Tuesday!  The videos and pictures he showed really brought the problem of police militarization to life.  We also learned how much of the problem can be traced to the twin developments of the rise of SWAT teams and the rise of the drug war.

Check out some photos below, and remember our elections for next year are next Tuesday, Apr. 21st, 12pm in room 165! If you’d like to nominate yourself click here.

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Prof. Moore Event Recap

Thank you to Prof. David Moore of Brigham Young University and our own Prof. Mark Rosen for a great event on Tuesday!  The two scholars were very engaging and gave a compelling demonstration of two very different views on the subject.  Even with a mandatory CSO event and another panel at the same time, we had a big turnout for the event.  Thank you to all of you who made it out!

Check out some photos of the event below, and be sure to join us for our last event of the year on Tues., April 14th, at 12pm, at a room TBA, with Radley Balko of the Washington Post who will be talking about police militarization.

Courtesy of Emily Barney

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Prof. Garry and Prof. Heyman Event Recap

Thank you to everyone who came to our event this week entitled “Limited Government and the Bill of Rights.”  Prof. Garry and Prof. Heyman discussed their views on the bill of rights – whether it is a device to limit government or a device to protect individual autonomy – both from the founding era’s perspective and for today.   One question asked how far an originalist should go if there is a plain meaning, and Prof. Garry responded that if the text is clear, the only way to change it is through the amendment process, which has been overlooked in modern times.

Check out some photos below, courtesy of the great Emily Barney from the C-K library.

Our next event is Tuesday, March 31st, 12pm, in room C50 with Prof. David Moore and Prof. Mark Rosen talking about “Should the US Enforce International Law?”

Courtesy of Emily Barney

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National Symposium Recap and Prof. Garry Next Week

Thank you to everyone who came to the 2015 National Student Symposium at the University of Chicago!  It was a fantastic event with tons of great speakers talking about “Innovation and the Law.”  Here is a shot from the opening night:

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Next week we will have our first speaker for the semester.  Prof. Patrick Garry of the University of South Dakota will come to talk about his book “Limited Government and the Bill of Rights.”  Some of you may recall Prof. Steven Heyman’s talk at the beginning of the school year regarding his own thoughts about individual liberties and the Supreme Court’s conservative/libertarian First Amendment jurisprudence.  Prof. Heyman will be giving 5-10 minutes of commentary at the end of the event.  It should be a great event so we hope to see you there!

Fracking debate recap

Our fracking debate was a huge success! Over 65 attendees came to see Prof. Bill Rau debate Prof. John Kunich on the merits of fracking.  There were lots of engaging questions from the audience and give-and-take from the contestants.  Thank you to everyone who came to the event, and a special thank you to Alexa Carreno of the Environmental Law Society who helped organize the event.

This is our last event for the semester, but we will be back in the Spring with events on topics from police militarization to the role of international law in the US.  So stay tuned and check out some photos from the last event:

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Religion Clauses event recap and Bitcoin event next week!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the event last week with Prof. Nahmod on the Religion Clauses!  We had a great turnout and the discussion was very thought-provoking.  See some photos (courtesy of Emily Barney) below.

Also, our next event is this Tues. Oct. 14th at 12pm in room 345.  We have Paul-Martin Foss coming in from the Carl Menger Center for the Study of Money and Banking.  Hope to see you there!

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From left to right: Peter Cheun (ACS), Kayla Higgins (Decalogue), Aalaa Albaroudi (MSLA), Prof. Nahmod, Andrew Sharp (FedSoc), Jeanette Yglesias (CLS). Photo by Emily Barney

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Peter Cheun of ACS gives an introduction.

 

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