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October 18, 2017

My speech to the Federalist Society at the University of Michigan Law School

I recently spoke to the Federalist Society at the University of Michigan Law School about PLF’s cert petition in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky. In Mansky, we ask the Supreme Court to review a political apparel ban at polling places across Minnesota. The ban encompasses all sorts of apparel, from t-shirts that feature the logo ...

June 24, 2016

Court strikes down federal fracking regulations

Over on the Federalist Society’s FEDSOC BLOG, I have a post discussing a recent decision from a federal court that federal bureaucrats overstepped their authority when they adopted fracking regulations. In 2005, Congress exempted fracking from regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act (the primary federal statute intended to protect drinki ...

November 10, 2015

Should courts replace trials with formulas for sake of convenience?

In this Federalist Society video, I discuss the Supreme Court case Tyson Foods Inc. v. Bouaphakeo––which the Court will hear today. In that case, a group of plaintiffs sued Tyson Foods for purportedly failing to pay them for the time they spent putting on and taking off their work clothing.  The plaintiffs worked in different ...

September 25, 2015

Returning to the University of Florida College of Law

Earlier this month, Constitution Week allowed me to visit my alma mater and speak to the University of Florida College of Law chapter of the Federalist Society about the Pacific Legal Foundation and its work in Florida and across the country. When I attended UF Law in a previous century, our “Fed Soc” chapter did not have a ...

November 12, 2013

PLF to participate on D.C. Federalist Society panel on Koontz

I’ll be attending  the Federalist Society’s 2013 National Lawyers Convention at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C., this Thursday, November 14, through Saturday, November 16.  The convention includes lots of interesting panels on a variety of legal issues, along with addresses by Justice Clarence Thomas, Senators Ted Cruz and Mik ...

August 09, 2012

Check out FedSoc's SCOTUSreport

The Federalist Society has begun a new blog,, to cover Supreme Court news and cases.  I have two posts up now discussing NFIB v. Sebelius and its application to ongoing Clean Air Act litigation. ...

July 31, 2012

A new Sackett article

Check out the latest edition of the Federalist Society’s online publication Engage and you’ll find a casenote on Sackett. ...

February 15, 2012

Debating race preferences

Yesterday several of my colleagues and I attended a debate at the King School of Law at UC Davis, hosted by the Federalist Society, on the role of race preferences in education.  Taking the anti-preference side of the debate was Ward Connerly, former UC Regent, a prominent advocate for ending all government race preferences, and ...

December 09, 2010

School choice before the Supreme Court

Author: Joshua Thompson In this podcast, produced by the Federalist Society, I discuss the case of Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn.  You can read PLF's amicus brief in the case here. This case will have a profound impact the legality of innovative school choice programs throughout the country.  In the podcast I ...

July 13, 2010

Discussing Stop the Beach Renourishment with the Federalist Society

Author: James S. Burling The podcast I did on the Supreme Court's decision in Stop the Beach Renourishment is now available on the Federalist Society's website.  You can listen to the podcast by going here.  ...