December 11 CCJ Town Hall: Religious Liberty and Freedom From Compelled Speech

December 13, 2017

In this episode, Dr. John C. Eastman, founding director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, is joined by: Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and former Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow; Dr. David Upham, Director of Legal Students and Associate Professor at the University of Dallas; and Kelly Shackelford, President and CEO of First Liberty Institute.

During this town hall, Eastman and his guests will discuss one of the most important cases being heard by the Supreme Court this term, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which was argued on, December 5, 2017. The court must decide whether government can compel a U.S. citizen to participate in speech with which he or she fundamentally disagrees and that violates his or her sincerely held religious beliefs.

They also discuss the important case addressing some complicated federalism doctrines, Chris Christie v. NCAA, which was argued on, December 4, 2017.

Dr. Eastman is a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute and the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University Fowler School of Law. He served as a law clerk with Justice Clarence Thomas in 1996-97.


Panel: The Tyranny of Identity Politics

November 30, 2017

Charles Kesler, Mark Lilla, Heather Mac Donald, and Ryan Williams examine the political and moral threat of identity politics and the means necessary to reinstate and protect the motto on which our republic stands: e pluribus unum. Claremont hosted this panel on November 9, 2017 at the Harvard Club in NYC.

The panelists:

- Charles Kesler, Editor, Claremont Review of Books; Senior Fellow, The Claremont Institute; Professor, Claremont McKenna College
- Mark Lilla, Professor, Columbia University; Author, The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics
- Heather Mac Donald, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Author, The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe
- Ryan Williams, President, The Claremont Institute (moderator)


Angelo Codevilla on Power, Sex, and Politics - 11/28/17

November 29, 2017

Angelo Codevilla, Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute, joins the Laura Ingraham Radio Show to discuss his latest piece for American Greatness, "Power, Sex, and Politics."


William Voegeli On The Rise Of The New Left And Conservatism Under Trump - 10/27/17

November 2, 2017

William Voegeli, senior editor of the Claremont Review of Books, joins The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss topics such as the rise of the new radical left, the conservative intellectual movement in the age of Trump, and the impact of human emotion on government.

They discuss free speech and how the new antifa left justifies violence. “Both the left and right are non-absolutists about free speech in particular, and inalienable rights in general,” Voegeli said.


October 10 CCJ Town Hall: Immigration and Partisan Gerrymandering

October 12, 2017

In this episode, Dr. John C. Eastman, founding director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, is joined by Andrew McCarthy, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for New York and a contributing editor of National Review; and J. Christian Adams, General Counsel for the Public Interest Legal Foundation and member of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

Eastman and his guests discuss a slate of immigration cases that were argued at the Supreme Court this month: Jennings v. Rodriquez, which addresses the important constitutional question of whether it is permissible for immigration officials to detain criminal aliens for more than six months while deportation proceedings are underway, or must they be released into the interior of the country; and Sessions v. Dimaya, which addresses whether the statutory language, “crime of violence,” that triggers deportation of aliens, is unconstitutionally vague. Estman also provides an update on Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project, the case challenging President Trump’s temporary suspension of immigration from six designated middle-eastern countries where terrorist activity is rampant. The case was scheduled to be heard this month, but it was dropped from the Court’s oral argument calendar after President Trump issued a new executive order dealing with the same subject.
They also discuss the important case addressing partisan gerrymandering, Gill v. Whitford, which was argued October 3, 2017.
Dr. Eastman is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University Fowler School of Law. He served as a law clerk with Justice Clarence Thomas in 1996-97.

October 21 CCJ Town Hall: Criminals, Compensation, and Facial Hair

October 11, 2017

In the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence's inaugural tele-town hall, Dr. John C. Eastman, Founding Director of the Center, is joined by three of his colleagues to discuss several cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.  

Former Assistant US Attorney Andrew McCarthy joins Dr. Eastman to discuss Heien v. North Carolina and the limits of our Constitution's prohibition on unreasonable search and seizure. 
Professor Anthony Caso and Dr. Eastman then consider Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk and the government's interference in determining employee compensation.  
Finally, Jordan Lorence, Senior Counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, joins to discuss Holt v. Hobbs. While this case offers a different angle on religious liberties, it addresses themes similar to those in Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius

September 21 CCJ Town Hall: Preview of the Supreme Court 2017-2018 Term

September 26, 2017
In this episode, join Dr. John C. Eastman, founding director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, for our September tele-town hall. Dr. Eastman will be joined by Professor Anthony T. Caso, director of the Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law, which is sponsored by the Claremont Institute’s own Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence.
During this town hall, they will give a brief overview of the upcoming 2017-2018 Supreme Court term. And, will also address a couple of the more controversial issues in the legal news over the past month: President Trump’s pardon of former Mariposa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, and Attorney General Sessions’ announcement that the President is rescinding President Obama’s illegal DACA program. Aditionally, they will explore the pace of confirmations by the U.S. Senate of executive and judicial officers since President Trump came into office.  
On September 25, the Supreme Court returns to work with its “long conference,” considering all the petitions filed over the summer asking the Court to review cases. We will learn which cases are “in,” and which are “out,” a few days later. The Court then officially begins its new term the following Monday, October 2. After more than a year of 4-4 split decisions on controversial matters following Justice Scalia’s death, new Justice Neal Gorsuch will be there to potentially break any lingering deadlock, and the Court appears poised to hear a slew of important matters. 

Robert Curry Discusses “What’s the Matter with Germany?” on the Dennis Prager Show - 9/7/17

September 7, 2017

Claremont Institute Board Member Robert Curry joins the Dennis Prager Show to discuss his piece "What’s the Matter with Germany?” In the segment, Curry explains the historical context for why Germany is using its position of economic dominance to cause young Muslim men from outside Europe to swarm across Europe’s borders. 


Charles Kesler Discusses Bannon’s Departure on AirTalk - 8/21/17

August 24, 2017

Claremont Review of Books editor Dr. Charles Kesler joins Airtalk to discuss what effect Bannon’s removal has on White House policy and Breitbart News.


Charles Kesler Discusses Trump’s latest Charlottesville Comments on AirTalk - 8/16/17

August 24, 2017

Claremont Review of Books editor Dr. Charles Kesler joins Airtalk to weigh in on Trump’s press conference. During the interview, Charles contrasts the founders and our First Principles against the actions and beliefs of neo-Nazis, pointing out the latter’s un-American nature.