The Texting Case

Short video featuring Richard A. Samp discussing Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez
Richard A. Samp October 09, 2015

Advertising agency Campbell-Ewald sent recruitment texts to Jose Gomez on behalf of the US Navy, violating a little-known law. When Mr. Gomez sued, Campbell-Ewald offered to pay the statutory damages in full. In this upcoming case, the Supreme Court will consider whether or not Mr. Gomez has Article III standing: is there still a controversy since an offer for complete relief has been made?

Washington Legal Foundation Attorney Chief Counsel Richard A. Samp previews the case being argued October 14. Mr. Samp clarifies that although the Supreme Court will decide whether or not Mr. Gomez has standing to sue, the underlying issue involves the possibility of a Class Action lawsuit against Campbell-Ewald.

Mr. Samp authored the Washington Legal Foundation amicus curiae brief in support of petitioner Campbell-Ewald Company.

Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell

Short Video on Little Sisters of the Poor and the Contraceptive Mandate
Eileen J. O'Connor September 29, 2015

The Honorable Eileen J. O’Connor, partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, explains the impact of the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate on the Little Sisters of the Poor.  In Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell, the sisters have petitioned the Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari because they believe that following the accommodation offered by HHS violates their Freedom of Religion.  The government argues that the accommodation HHS designed relieves the Little Sisters of complicity in the provision of contraceptives, and therefore their religious liberty is not implicated.

The Constitution: An Introduction

Short Video about the Constitution
Michael S. Paulsen, Luke Paulsen September 18, 2015

Constitutional scholar Michael Stokes Paulsen and his son, Luke Paulsen, discuss the project of their joint co-authorship of The Constitution: An Introduction, written over the course of 9 years and published in 2015. The book presents a general readers' account of the Constitution, from its origins to its basic provisions to its interpretation. Buy the book:

What DON’T you know about Alexander Hamilton?

Short video on Alexander Hamilton
Michael W. McConnell August 27, 2015

Stanford Law School Professor Michael McConnell discusses some of the surprising facts you might not know about the face of the $10 bill.

  • Hon. Michael W. McConnell, The Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law, Stanford Law School. Director, Stanford Constitutional Law Center. Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2002-2009).

Art at the Federalist Society

Daniel Mahdavian July 28, 2015

The Federalist Society celebrates the richness of the American constitutional system with artwork that showcases the founding of our nation and the individuals behind it. Artist Daniel Mahdavian discusses the project. View all the art: