Fidelity and Constraint: How the Supreme Court Has Read the American Constitution
HLS Library Book Talk
On September 25, Harvard Law School Professor discussed his book "Fidelity & Constraint: How the Supreme Court Has Read the American Constitution, as part of an ongoing series of talks sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library. In his talk, Lessig explains that one of the most basic approaches to interpreting the constitution is the process of translation. Indeed, some of the most significant shifts in
Remembering Justice Scalia
WGBH Greater Boston
Antonin Scalia , (born March 11, 1936, Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.—died February 13, 2016, Shafter, Texas), associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1986 to 2016, well known for his strong legal conservatism . He was the first Supreme Court justice of Italian ancestry. (Encyclopedia Britannica)
How Scalia Shaped Conservative Legal Theory
MSNBC News LIVE
Supreme Justice Antonin Scalia said that progress should be advanced by the political branches, and the court's job was more modest -- to interpret the law. Scalia's co-author and friend, Bryan Garner, MSNBC's Irin Carmon and Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig join to discuss.
Bryan Garner, Antonin Scalia's friend and co-author, and Lawrence Lessig, who clerked for Scalia, reflect on the Supreme Court Justice's death and legacy.
Laws that choke creativity
Lawrence Lessig, the Net’s most celebrated lawyer, cites John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights and the "ASCAP cartel" in his argument for reviving our creative culture. About the Author Lawrence Lessig has already transformed intellectual-property law with his Creative Commons innovation. Now he's focused on an event bigger problem: the US' broken political system.
Reno v. ACLU Moot Court
In a moot court format, the participants debated the constitutionality of the Communications Decency Act, the first federal law to make it illegal to transmit certain kinds of sexually explicit material over the Internet. A three-judge panel in Philadelphia ruled the law unconstitutional shortly after it went into effect last year. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case on Wednesday.