Videos tagged with Constitutional Law

  • Join Professor Jedediah Purdy for a discussion of his recent book, _Two Cheers for Politics: Why Democracy Is Flawed, Frightening - and Our Best Hope._ The new title explains how American political culture disempowers ordinary citizens and makes the case for a reinvigorated democracy. Lisa Kern Griffin, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Research and Candace M. Carroll and Leonard B. Simon Professor of Law, moderates the event.

    Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean.

  • Panel 1, the keynote discussion at the NYU Law Review/Duke Center for Firearms Law Symposium, is "Criminal Justice and Prosecutorial Discretion in the Wake of Bruen." The event was recorded on Friday, September 23, 2022.

    - Moderator: Vincent Southerland (NYU)
    - Panelists: Alvin Bragg (Manhattan District Attorney), Zellnor Myrie (New York State Senator), Steven Wu (Chief of Appeals, Manhattan DA’s Office), Aimee Carlisle (Senior Attorney, The Bronx Defenders)

    Sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law in coordination with the New York University Law Review.

  • Panel 2 of the NYU Law Review/Duke Center for Firearms Law Symposium is "Bruen’s Methodology and Practical Consequences for Legislation and Criminal Law." The event was recorded on Friday, September 23, 2022.

    - Moderator: Mark Tushnet (Harvard)
    - Panelists: Eric Ruben (SMU), Eugene Volokh (UCLA)

    Sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law in coordination with the New York University Law Review.

  • Panel 4 of the NYU Law Review/Duke Center for Firearms Law Symposium, is "After Bruen: Implications for Law Enforcement, Stare Decisis, and Supreme Court Legitimacy." The event was recorded on Friday, September 23, 2022.

    - Moderator: Sanford Levinson (Texas)
    - Panelists: Brandon del Pozo (Rhode Island Hospital), Mary Anne Franks (Miami), Barry Friedman (NYU), Haley Proctor (Missouri)

    Sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law in coordination with the New York University Law Review.

  • How could the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the 1973 case Roe vs. Wade last June -- effectively ending a constitutional right to obtain an abortion -- affect your right to privacy, with law enforcement using personal tech and surveillance data to enforce state laws prohibiting abortion?

  • In this episode of the Duke Law Podcast, the Duke Center for Firearms Law discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen on June 23, 2022. Join Profs. Joseph Blocher and Darrell A. H. Miller – both faculty co-directors of the Center – and Jacob D. Charles and Andrew Willinger – outgoing and incoming executive directors of the Center, respectively – for a broad-ranging conversation on the implications of the Court’s decision and the unanswered questions that could lead to further litigation.

  • Our next symposium will be hosted at Harvard Law School on March 25, 2022 in coordination with the Harvard Law Review. The theme is Guns, Violence, and Democracy. The events of the past several years—including pandemic-produced uncertainty and economic instability, antiracism protests, and assaults on free and fair elections—have confirmed both the importance and the fragility of democratic institutions. The symposium will discuss the ways that violence shapes U.S.

  • In this episode, Professor Marin K. Levy treats David F. Levi, director of the Duke’s Bolch Judicial Institute, to an inside look at her successful Twitter account. Levy’s engaging and insightful threads spotlight hidden gems from judicial history and little-known facts about the bench, including firsts for women and people of color.

  • Joseph Blocher, the Lanty L. Smith ’67 Professor of Law at Duke Law and faculty co-director of the Duke Center for Firearms Law, discusses his recent two scholarly articles: "Why Regulate Guns?" and "When Guns Threaten the Public Sphere: A New Account of Public Safety Regulation Under Heller." Prof. Blocher co-wrote both pieces with Reva Siegel, the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

  • David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute and president of The American Law Institute, leads a panel discussion about the legal strike force “SG3” that assembled in response to the Trump campaign's challenges to the 2020 election.

  • Professors Matt Adler, Joseph Blocher, and Ernie Young engage in a panel discussion with Christina Duffy Ponsa-Kraus, George Welwood Murray Professor of Legal History at Columbia Law School, exploring a range of constitutional issues-typically uncovered in the 1L curriculum-that arose in the decades following the Civil War and Reconstruction. Professor Ponsa-Kraus discusses some of the legal questions surrounding the status of Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, including in particular the history and continuing relevance of the century-old Insular Cases.

  • Moderated by Duke Law Professor Marin K. Levy, this panel discussion with fellow Duke Law Professors Curt Bradley, Guy Charles, Kate Evans, Stephen Sachs, and Jim Salzman covers what we might expect from the Biden administration. Specific topics include immigration, environmental policy, voting rights, the judiciary, and foreign affairs.

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean and the Program in Public Law.

  • Professor Jack L. Goldsmith of Harvard Law School characterizes Trump’s abuses of power, the rise of populism, and other points raised in his book “After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency,” co-authored with Bob Bauer of NYU Law School.

    His discussion was part of the first episode of the “Beyond COVID” series, “The U.S. Presidency: Looking Forward,” co-produced by the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School and the American Law Institute.

    Also appearing: David F. Levi, Director of the Bolch Judicial Institute and Levi Family Professor of Law

  • David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute and president of the The American Law Institute, leads a panel discussion on the future of the American presidency. Panelists include David Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford University; Daphna Renan, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Terry Moe, William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science, Stanford University; and Jack L. Goldsmith, Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University.

    Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute and the American Law Institute.

  • Harvard Law Professor Daphna Renan explains the two conflictual but ultimately interdependent understandings of the American presidency: The president is both an individual and an institution. Her full article on the topic, "The President's Two Bodies," was published in the Columbia Law Review and is available at this link: https://columbialawreview.org/content/the-presidents-two-bodies/

  • In this episode, Jake Charles talks with Lars Noah, University of Florida School of Law about his article "Time to Bite the Bullet?: How an Emboldened FDA Could Take Aim at the Firearms Industry"
    to be published in the Connecticut Law Review.

    Available in SSRN at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3726680

    Presented by the Duke Center for Firearms Law.

    Appearing: Lars Noah (University of Florida School of Law) and Jacob D. Charles (Duke Law).

  • David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, talked with Judge Andrew Oldman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit about his career, rise to the bench, and judicial philosophy during Judge Oldham's time as "Distinguished Judge in Residence" at Duke Law School.

  • Alaska’s Ballot Initiative Today: History, Practice, and Process: Elizabeth Bakalar (Former Senior Assistant Attorney General, Current Municipal Attorney)

    Alaskan Exceptionalism in Campaign Finance: Chad Flanders (Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law)

    Commenter- Susan Orlansky (Reeves Amodio LLC)
    Moderator: Professor Thomas B. Metzloff (Duke Law; Alaska Law Review)

    Originally recorded on October 30, 2020.

    Sponsored by the Alaska Law Review and co-sponsored with the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center.

  • Keynote Address, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky (Dean; University of California, Berkeley Law School)

    Originally recorded on October 30, 2020.

    Sponsored by the Alaska Law Review and co-sponsored with the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center.

  • In this episode, Jake Charles talks with David E. Patton, Executive Director of the Federal Defenders of New York, about his article "Criminal Justice Reform and Guns: The Irresistible Movement Meets the Immovable Object", published in the Emory Law Journal.

    Available in on the web at: https://scholarlycommons.law.emory.edu/elj/vol69/iss5/3/

    Presented by the Duke Center for Firearms Law.

  • The Duke Law community came together to honor the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Remarks were delivered from those who knew Justice Ginsburg personally or studied, taught, or engaged with her life's work.

    We have also set up a KudoBoard to allow members of the Duke community to share the ways in which Justice Ginsburg has influenced or inspired them (https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/OKeLQ5LK).

    Sponsored by The Women's Law Students Association, the Program in Public Law, and the Dean's Office.

  • In this episode, Jake Charles talks with Kristin A. Goss (Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University) and Matthew J. Lacombe (Barnard College) about their article Do Courts Change Politics? Heller and the Limits of Policy Feedback Effects.

    Available at: https://law.emory.edu/elj/content/volume-69/issue-5/articles/courts-cha…

    Presented by the Duke Center for Firearms Law.

  • In this episode, Jake Charles talks with Jane Stoever of University of California, Irvine School of Law, about her article Firearms and Domestic Violence Fatalities: Preventable Deaths, published in the Family Law Quarterly.

    Available in SSRN at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3631355

    Presented by the Duke Center for Firearms Law.

    Appearing: Jane K. Stoever (University of California, Irvine School of Law ) and Jacob D. Charles (Duke Law).

  • In this episode, Joseph Blocher talks with Sheila Simon of the Southern Illinois University School of Law, about her article "On Target? Assessing Gun Sanctuary Ordinances That Conflict with State Law" published in a symposium issue of the West Virginia Law Review.

    Read the article at: https://researchrepository.wvu.edu/wvlr/vol122/iss3/7/

    Presented by the Duke Center for Firearms Law.

    Appearing: Sheila Simon (Southern Illinois University School of Law) and Joseph Blocher (Duke Law)

  • A discussion and Q&A with thought leaders on the merits, issues, and trade-offs of defunding-to-reallocate budget initiatives.

    Appearing: Brandon Garrett (Duke Law), moderator; James Burch (Anti Police-Terror Project), Darrell Miller (Duke Law), and Christy Lopez (Georgetown Law), panelists.