One of the most eclectic members of the RWU Law faculty is Jared Goldstein, as his scholarship in leading law reviews has touched on invasive species, the tradeoff between national security and the welfare of whales, the habeas corpus rights of GITMO detainees, and free exercise of religion claims.
Now Jared has jumped into the national debate swirling around the emergence of the Tea Party, appearing on panels and being quoted in the media. Focusing on the group’s use of arguments based on the Constitution, Jared presented his thoughts to a group of legal luminaries at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Law Schools held in San Francisco, that included Sandy Levinson (Texas), Ilya Somin (George Mason), Nathan Persilly (Columbia) and Randy Barnett (Georgetown, who has proposed a controversial constitutional amendment that would provide a means for states to overrule federal legislation). Read more about the debate between Randy and Sandy.
Just last week, Jared was on a panel of experts from Columbia, Penn, Duke, and Harvard convened by the University of Colorado School of Law.
Jared has also opined in Congressional Quarterly and the Providence Journal, and is putting the finishing touches on “Can Popular Constitutionalism Survive the Tea Party Movement?" a piece for the electronic project of the Northwestern Law Review.