Friday, February 15, 2008

Under Fire

Please join us on Monday, 18 February, at noon, in Classroom A, for a presentation by Clark Neily of the Institute for Justice. Mr. Neily will be speaking on, "Under Fire: The Second Amendment and What it Means Today."

Mr. Neily was co-counsel in D.C. v. Heller, which successfully challenged Washington's complete ban on handguns. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in District of Columbia v. Heller on 18 March 2008, to decide the following question:

The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted limited to the following question: Whether the following provisions, D.C. Code ยงยง 7-2502.02(a)(4), 22-4504(a), and 7-2507.02, violate the Second Amendment rights of individuals who are not affiliated with any state-regulated militia, but who wish to keep handguns and other firearms for private use in their homes?

As always, lunch will be provided.

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

The Inherent Federalism of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments

Come join us on Monday (if you're reading this!) in Classroom A, at noon, for Prof. Kurt Lash's historical analysis of the Ninth Amendment: The Inherent Federalism of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments. I swear, it's a great topic - and not just for law nerds.

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Bridget Fay has another awesome blog at Those "in the know" (and now you're all in the know) just might want to make a habit of reading it; it includes a rather stunning photo: which is making her a little bit famous;-)

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Friday, February 01, 2008


In the midst of debating the supposed horrors of waterboarding terrorists and the need for removing artificial constraints from our intelligence services, this is a terrible, but useful, reminder. This is who our enemies are. This is what they do. They would do it, and worse, right here, if we gave them half a chance.

And meaning no offense to Federalists of non-Christian persuasion or of no persuasion at all: the shortest, and, according to some, the most powerful verse in the King James Bible consists of only two words: "Jesus wept."

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