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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ALU.edu Online Law School – Constitutional Law Class Lecture

Constitutional Law Class Lecture. Abraham Lincoln University provides a legal education for those desiring to take their complete program Online, but it does not stop there. For those students in the Greater Los Angeles Area, Abraham Lincoln University also provides, if the student wishes, and at no extra charge, live classroom studio participation.

Duration : 0:9:46

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Round Table : Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments – Opening Session part I

Chair: Professor Martin Scheinin, European University Institute
Welcome: Professor Barak Medina, Dean, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University
Ms Justice Dorit Beinisch, President, the Supreme Court of Israel
Mr Didier Maus, Conseiller dEtat; President, the International Association of Constitutional Law
Professor Claude Klein, Hebrew University:
“The modernity of a constitutional question”
Dr. Sharon Weintal, Hebrew University:
“A typology of the non-amendable provisions in the constitutions”

26.04.10

The Harry and Michael Sacher Institute
for Legislative Research and Comparative Law
The Faculty of Law
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Duration : 1:29:28

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Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Lecture in Global Legal Reform – Luis Moreno-Ocampo

Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Lecture in Global Legal Reform
Luis Moreno-Ocampo – Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, Recipient of the Cox International Humanitarian Award for Advancing Global Justice
October 16, 2007 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The International Criminal Court: Seeking Global Justice

Duration : 1:2:48

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Constitutional Fraud

It is now known that Barry Soetoro, AKA Barack Obama was NOT a Constitutional Law professor at the University of Chicago. The real truth is that Barack Obama was merely an ‘instructor’ at Chicago Law School, not a professor. He was only hired because the Board of Trustees demanded that he be given a temporary position. The position was nothing more than a political stepping stool. The other professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings. He was said to have had the lowest intellectual capacity in the building.

He surrendered his license back in 2008 possibly to escape charges. Michelle Obama also “voluntarily surrendered” her law license in 1993

http://www.examiner.com/x-37620-Conservative-Examiner~y2010m4d3-Investigation-reveals-numerous-bogus-claims-on-Obama-resume

Michelle says Kenya is Barry’s home country. “Barack has led by example, when we took our trip to Africa and visited his home country in, Kenya.”
http://www.traditionalvalues.org/2008-pvr/video/vid60.php

Duration : 0:1:27

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Constitutional Law, Legal History and Civil Liberties at the University of Virginia School of Law

Professor Risa Goluboff discusses the Law School’s constitutional law, legal history and civil liberties programs during an Admitted Students Open House.

Duration : 0:8:52

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Judgment Calls: Principle and Politics in Constitutional Law

Vanderbilt Law School professor and constitutional law expert Suzanna Sherry discusses the role and responsibility of the Supreme Court in interpreting the Constitution. She also examines the issue of politics and the Court. Sherry is the author of a new book, Judgment Calls: Principle and Politics in Constitutional Law.

Duration : 0:19:23

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Curtis Caton – Rights and Fights: The Current Politics of Constitutional Law

Rights and Fights: The Current Politics of Constitutional Law
Curtis Caton
Tuesdays, 9:3011:30 am
Oct 6-Nov 10, 2009

What happens when social controversies ripen into lawsuits that reach the U.S. Supreme Court? We will cover the right of privacy in relation to abortion, gay rights, and post-9/11 governmental wire-tapping; environmental law and global warming; torture, extraordinary rendition, and the rights of enemy combatant detainees; school prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and government aid to sectarian education; and problems posed by claims of executive privilege and the state secrets doctrine.

Duration : 0:3:15

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Constitutional Law Expert Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky, constitutional law expert and founding dean of the law school of the University of California, Irvine, delivers the 2008 Tucker Lecture as part of the annual Law and Media Symposium. Dean Chemerinsky discusses how previous adjustments in First Amendement law in response to the evolution of media are insufficient in dealing with the Internet.

Duration : 0:58:3

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Lawfare: Historical and Semiotic Origins of “Lawfare” (Panel 1)

September 10, 2010
War Crimes Research Symposium
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Moderator:
Prof. Tawia Ansah, Visiting Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Speakers:
Prof. Wouter Werner, VU University, Amsterdam
Prof. Susan Tiefenbrun, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Summary:
Traditionally “Lawfare” was defined as “a strategy of using—or misusing—law as a substitute for traditional military means to achieve an operational objective.” But lately, commentators and governments have applied the concept to International Criminal Tribunals, the defense counsel’s tactics challenging the detention of al Qaeda suspects in Guantanamo Bay, and as indicated in the quote above to the controversial Goldstone Commission Report. This symposium and Experts Meeting, featuring two-dozen leading academics, practitioners, and former government officials from all sides of the political spectrum, will examine the usefulness and appropriate application of the “Lawfare” concept.

Duration : 0:34:4

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