Town Halls

Criminals, Compensation, and Facial Hair

A Review of the Supreme Courts October Cases

Heien v. North Carolina begins at: 1:26
Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk begins at: 10:51
Holt v. Hobbs begins at: 17:58
Marriage Cases begin at 29:10

In our inaugural tele-town hall, the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence’s Jordan Lorence, Senior Counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom. Mr. Lorence has litigated religious liberty cases around the nation since 1984. He has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, and has helped with many First Amendment cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including ADF's victories last year in Town of Greece v. Galloway and Hobby Lobby.

To discuss Integrity Staffing Solutions v. BuskProfessor Anthony T. Caso joins Dr. Eastman for a conversation about the growth of the Administrative State. In this case, the Court is asked to determine whether federal law requires employees to be compensated for time spent in after-work security screenings. Though the question is narrowly presented, the underlying themes are government’s interference in the marketplace and how the courts aid or hinder that interference. 

Professor Caso serves as Director of the Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law. For nearly 30 years, he held a variety of positions at the Pacific Legal Foundation, where he argued and won cases at every level of the state and federal court systems.

Finally, in Heien v. North Carolina, Dr. Eastman ventures into criminal law with Mr. McCarthy is a former Assistant United States Attorney, most notable for leading the 1995 terrorism prosecution against the 12 defendants convicted of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In 2003, he resigned from the Justice Department and is currently a columnist for National Review.