Natural Rights, Enumerated Rights, and the Ninth Amendment

October 15, 2008
Speaker: Michael W. McConnell, Presidential Professor of Law, Judge, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Summary: The Sumner Canary Lecture
When faced with drafting a Bill of Rights, members of the First Congress were faced with an impossible problem: what to include and what to leave out. Lockean theory told them that after construction of a social compact, such as the Constitution, the people would retain all rights not relinquished to the state. But what was the legal status of those retained rights, and how would they be affected by the explicit enumeration of some but not all of them?

Michael W. McConnell joined the faculty of S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1997 after teaching at the University of Chicago Law School for 12 years, where he was William B. Graham Professor of Law. Prior to his teaching career, Professor McConnell served as assistant to the solicitor general with the U.S. Department of Justice, assistant general counsel for the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and clerked for Chief Judge J. Skelly Wright, of the District of Columbia U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He also served a clerkship with U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan. Among the country’s most distinguished scholars in the fields of constitutional law and theory with a specialty in the religion clauses of the First Amendment, Professor McConnell has argued 11 times before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is widely published in the areas of church-state relations and the First Amendment. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was sworn in as a judge on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on January 3, 2003.

Professor McConnell teaches constitutional law, family law, state and local government, religion and the First Amendment.

Duration : 1:8:21

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Cold Case Files 009 Part 1

TERROR IN TELLURIDE ; SIGNATURE OF A KILLER

A tipster’s phone call helps solve the murder of the heir to the U-Haul company fortune, and a grisly murder case is solved two decades later with the use of new fingerprint technology.

Duration : 0:8:45

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Star Tamil Actor Prashant’s Tryst with Legal Terrorism-Part4

Latest news: Police has given a clean chit to Actor Prashant: http://ipc498a.wordpress.com/2008/06/07/investigative-excellence-the-closing-of-the-498a-case-against-actor-prashant

Earlier he gave this exclusive interview for www.siftimes.com, the flagship media venture of Save Indian Family(http://www.saveindianfamily.org)- a Network of NGOs fighting against Legal Terrorism, like the one Prashant was made a victim of.

Many of you may remember and must be keeping track of Actor Prashant’s tryst with 498a and family terrorists. He is of the “Jeans” film fame(of which Aishwarya was the Heroine, beautiful and HIT songs in this film in which Prashant acted double role).

Prashant was falsely accused/cornered in a false complaint of cruelty and harassment, by his wife. This wife was later found to be married (in 1998) before her marriage with Prashant(in 2005), moreover she had not got a Divorce from this previous marriage.

See detailed news at www.siftimes.com (http://siftimes.com/article/bnews/370
, http://siftimes.com/article/bnews/183/ & http://498a.wordpress.com/2007/06/04/tamil-movie-star-prashanth%e2%80%99s-tryst-with-legal-terrorism/ )

Duration : 0:8:13

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Daniel T. Clancy (LAW ’62) Retirement Tribute

Daniel T. Clancy (LAW ’62) will retire in December, 2010 after nearly
half a century of service to Case Western Reserve University.

Dan has been a steadfast presence on this campus since his graduation
from the School of Law in 1962 and his insights have been invaluable
throughout his career; from his current position as executive director
of alumni relations, and extending back through the many positions he
has held here as a faculty member, administrator and advisor.

Dan’s experience has been shaped by the relationships he has built
with alumni, faculty, staff, and students throughout his distinguished
career.

Duration : 0:4:5

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Attorney General Tom Corbet 4/17/10 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on case law and the Constitution 2 of 5

Attorney General Tom Corbet 4/17/10 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on case law and the Constitution Pt 2 of 5

Duration : 0:8:35

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Cold Case Files 012 Part 1

MURDER ILLUSTRATED ; BLOOD RELATIONS

Police solve the murder and sexual mutilation of Peggy Hettrick when they are finally able to link graphic sexual materials found in the home of suspect Timothy Masters, though no hard evidence was ever found. And DNA from a semen stain helps cops crack open the 23-year-old case of a man who raped and killed his sister-in-law.

Duration : 0:9:3

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A Case for the Civil Law over Common Law: Response to Hayek [George J. Wendt]

LibertyInOurTimehttp://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/libertyinourtimeEducationwendt, asc2010, case, for, civil, law, over, commanA Case for the Civil Law over Common Law: Response to Hayek [George J. Wendt]

Duration : 0:24:44

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Dean Lindsey Cowen Business Law Lecture – Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook

Dean Lindsey Cowen Business Law Lecture
Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook – Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
April 8, 2008 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Is Corporate Law Still a Race to the Top?
Judge Easterbrook will revisit issues relating to corporate law, in particular whether competition between states for corporate charters produces a race to the top of corporate law, a long-standing assumption in academic literature.

Duration : 1:1:20

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Case Western Reserve School of Law Annual Fund

Meet Jennifer. See how the School of Law Annual Fund helps this Law Review editor-in-chief prepare to be a leader in her profession. Learn more at http://case.edu/giving.

Duration : 0:1:3

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Couric Stumps Palin With Supreme Court Question

Sarah Palin interviewed by Katie Couric, October 1, 2008

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