John Malcolm, John Shu, Michael Uhlmann, and John Yoo discuss the erosion of the separation of powers.
Claremont Institute Senior Fellow and Claremont Review of Books Editor Charles Kesler joins The Seth Leibsohn Show to discuss the postmodern campus, conservatism's post-election future, and much more.
In this town hall, Dr. John C. Eastman, Founding Director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, the Equal Justice Coalition's Jay Feinberg, and Trent England of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs for a tele-town hall discuss the history and future of the 17th Amendment.
The framers of the U.S. Constitution created an elegant system of checks and balances in order to limit the power of the federal government. Key to their design was the division of Congress into two houses: a lower house, elected directly by the people, and an upper house, with its members selected by the state legislatures. But in 1913, the 17th Amendment turned this system on its head by providing for the direct election of senators and disenfranchising the sovereign states. Today, with Congress's approval at record lows and a central government that grows larger by the day, perhaps it is time to ask if this experiment has run its course. Perhaps it is time to consider repealing the 17th Amendment.
Claremont Institute board member Dr. Robert Curry is joined by historian Victor Davis Hanson for a discussion of Dr. Curry's new book, "Common Sense Nation: Unlocking the Power of the American Idea."
In this town hall, Dr. John C. Eastman, Founding Director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, and his guests discuss the final opinions in the 2015-16 term.
Dr. Eastman moderates the discussion alongside his fellow Claremont Fellowship faculty member, John Yoo. Professor Yoo is the Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Prior to teaching, he served as a law clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas, general counsel for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel. He has authored several books, most recently the edited volume, Liberty's Nemesis: The Overexpansion of the State.
Dr. Eastman and Professor Yoo are joined by three of our distinguished Fellowship alumni. William Haun, a 2013 John Marshall Fellow, is an associate at Hunton & Williams LLP. He will serve as a law clerk to Judge Janice Rogers Brown in the D.C. Circuit for the 2016-17 term. Marcella Burke, a 2014 John Marshall Fellow, is an associate at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She recently served as a law clerk to Justice Don Willett on the Supreme Court of Texas. And Michael Huston, also a 2014 John Marshall Fellow, is an associate at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John Roberts.
The polls were right, and the pundits were wrong. A Republican presidential field that was hailed as the most talented in a generation has been flummoxed, humbled, and finally beaten by Donald Trump. The Party of Lincoln is now firmly in the hands of a Manhattan billionaire, and conservatives seem hopelessly divided about how to proceed. Some embraced Trump early on and will continue to carry his banner in the general election. Others have made peace with him as the lesser of two evils. And some remain firmly in the #NeverTrump camp, committed to searching for a third option or simply staying home.
Whatever decision individual conservatives make come November, the time has come for the Right to reckon with what has happened. What can conservatives learn from Trump and from this episode? What is at stake for the Right should Trump prevail in November? If conservatives are to succeed in turning the nation back toward the principles of the American Founding, they will need to find answers to these questions and begin charting a path forward.