Monday, January 31, 2011

John Roberts in Fortune

Fortune Magazine ran a profile piece of Chief Justice John Roberts earlier this month. The article is online here. In a passage germane to our most recent debate, the had this to say about popular opinion and the Court:

"Because there is a constant change in membership on the Court influenced by the political's hard to sustain a view of the law when there's a sustained popular majority that rejects it. Eventually the disconnect results in modifications in constitutional doctrine."

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Coverage of Pilon-Friedman Event

Ann Parks from the Georgetown Alumni Association covered our last event for the alumni magazine. A link to her story is here.

Friday, January 14, 2011


According to the National Law Journal, the ABA is considering making the LSATs voluntary rather than mandatory for admission to law schools under its accreditation standards. The WSJ Law Blog has a piece here. The Careerist gives its opinion here. I am sure most LSAT alumni would agree that a person who cannot determine whether the conclusion follows from the premises has no business in law school.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Event: January 19 3:30 PM

Our first event of the Spring semester is Wednesday, January 19 from 3:30-5:00pm in McD 205. Professor Barry Friedman from NYU will debate Roger Pilon from the Cato Institute on the Conservatism of the Roberts Court and how the Court does/should act based on public opinion.

Please meet us at 3:30 for a great event featuring two prominent presenters. The event is co-sponsored with Georgetown ACS.

DATE: Wed., Jan. 19
TIME: 3:30-5:00
PLACE: McD 205