Author Archives: Rob Barthelmess

Twitter List of Law Professors

A list of every law professor I’ve been able to find on Twitter. (A work in progress.)

The Weekly Bipartisan: Objections to DOJ Charging Policy

[Welcome to The Weekly Bipartisan, where we share instances of meaningful bipartisanship, on the Hill and elsewhere. This project seeks to shine a light on efforts to come together to find common ground and advance shared values in a political climate defined by polarization, an increasingly jaded citizenry, and vilification instead of constructive dialogue and debate. […]

Texas Bill to Protect Religious Child Welfare Service Providers

On Monday, the Texas legislature passed HB 3859, a bill affording private child welfare service providers with religious liberty protections. Like with many religious freedom issues today, supporters and opponents once again fight over the extent to which state government may offer protections for the free exercise of religion (or, as it is commonly called–”play in the […]

GUEST POST: Charlie Eastaugh on Professional Consensus in 8th Amendment Interpretation

The following guest post is by a Twitter friend of the Least Dangerous Blog from across the pond, Charlie Eastaugh. Charlie is currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of Surrey (outside of London). Charlie graduated with a Ph.D. in U.S. Constitutional Law from the University of Surrey in 2016. The post contains some excerpts from […]

Judge Gorsuch on the Ninth Amendment: “I think it means what it says.”

Senator Sasse has never ceases to impress me – his impressive knowledge of law (despite not being a lawyer himself), his deep understanding and love for philosophy and political theory, or his principled resistance to partisanship are among the many reasons I hope this guy continues doing what he does. He’s done it again by […]

Richard Epstein, Wizard

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Headlines Lie and Liars Use Headlines

For about seven years before law school, I worked as a freelance newspaper photographer (I’m not that old, I started in high school). I learned one of my most valued lessons about journalism during a photojournalism course taught by a great friend/mentor/co-worker. My professor displayed two photographs taken during the same political rally. The first photograph displayed a politician, standing at a podium, […]

Originalism Bootcamp at Georgetown’s Center for the Constitution

Georgetown Center for the Constitution’s Originalism Bootcamp is now accepting applications.

A Winter Reading List

I can happily say this whirlwind of a semester contained plenty of great reading. One of my classes, Recent Books on the Constitution, assigned a new book every other week – so it was a great way to keep up with interesting work. Despite my valiant efforts, new book releases outpaced my reading capabilities and continued to hit […]

Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

  Thanksgiving Proclamation In 1789, the first Congress passed a resolution waiting on the President of the United States to recommend a day of thanksgiving and prayer “…to be observed by acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a Constitution of government for their […]