Sometimes the original meaning of the Constitution conflicts with or points in a different direction from the Supreme Court’s precedents. When that happens, what is the role of stare decisis? What should an originalist Court do with non-originalist precedent?
Join us for a discussion on the role of stare decisis for originalist judges with Professor Randy Barnett, moderated by Professor Ernest Young. Professor Barnett is the Patrick Hotung Professor of Constitutional Law, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, and Director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. You can find his most recent writing on the topic here (https://lawliberty.org/forum/stare-decisis-for-originalist-judges/).
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Wen Fa, an attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation, along with Duke Law professors Nicole Ligon and Sarah Ludington, will discuss the interaction of the First Amendment and commercial speech in the food industry. Mr. Fa will focus his discussion on a Wisconsin butter regulations case he litigated, along with GMO regulations and compelled subsidies for advertisements.
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Join us for a discussion with Professor Ilya Somin led by Professor Guy-Uriel Charles on Professor Somin’s most recent book, Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom. In Free to Move, Professor Somin explains how foot voting, making decisions about whether to immigrate, where to live within a federal system, and what to purchase or support in the private sector, can greatly enhance political liberty for millions of people around the world.
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Will there come a day when we use Uber to deliver or rent nearly everything we use? And how do regulations impact the increasing scope of sharing services in our economy? This event features two experts on the sharing economy discussing how sharing services will expand and how the regulatory state will impact that expansion.
Michael Munger, an Economics Professor at Duke and the author of Tomorrow 3.0: Transaction Costs and the Sharing Economy, will provide the economic context for the emergence of sharing services like Uber and Airbnb. Jon Riches, the Director of Litigation at the Goldwater Institute, will discuss how the regulatory state impacts the growth of sharing services. Duke Law Professor Matthew Adler will moderate discussion and Q&A.
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The ultimate smackdown: Professor Sachs versus Professor Young in “Was Erie Correctly Decided?” Join us for a debate between Professor Sachs and Professor Young moderated by Professor Levy on the age-old question: does federal common law exist and did the Supreme Court make the correct decision in Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins? Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society.
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