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John Jay: The Reluctant Revolutionary

Short video featuring Walter Stahr
Walter Stahr April 29, 2016

Historian Walter Stahr discusses the life of Founding Father John Jay and his role in forming our nation.  Stahr is the author of John Jay: Founding Father.

McDonnell v. US: Corruption or Federal Overreach?

Short video featuring Rachel Paulose
Rachel Kunjummen Paulose April 25, 2016

Partner at DLA Piper LLP and Former U.S. Attorney Rachel Paulose discusses the appeal of Governor McDonnell’s criminal conviction for corruption because he accepted gifts and money from Williams in exchange for helping Williams develop his business in Virginia. Governor McDonnell denies violating the relevant federal laws. The Supreme Court hears the case on Wednesday, April 27. 

Drones & Property Rights

Short video featuring Gregory S. McNeal
Gregory S. McNeal April 22, 2016

Gregory S. McNeal, Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy at Pepperdine School of Law, discusses some property rights questions that are associated with drone use. Do property owners own the air above their property? Can they destroy a drone that flies onto their property? How should disputes between property owners and drone users be settled?

Free Speech and Climate Change

Short video featuring Andrew Grossman
Andrew Grossman April 19, 2016

Andrew Grossman, Partner at BakerHostetler, explains the investigation of the fossil fuel industry and public policy groups skeptical of climate change by the Attorneys General of nineteen states. He underscores the importance of free speech in public policy debates on climate change. Mr. Grossman is also Counsel for the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

U.S. v. Texas (The Immigration Case)

Short video featuring Josh Blackman
Josh Blackman April 18, 2016

Professor Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law/Houston explains the challenges to President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program (DAPA).