Robert Post

  • October 19, 2017
    Guest Post

    by Robert Post, Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School     

    *This blog was originally published on Take Care

     Last month, DOJ filed an amicus brief last month in support of the petitioner in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. V. Colorado Civil Rights Commiss. DOJ argues that First Amendment guarantees of freedom of expression preclude the application of Colorado’s general antidiscrimination law to a boutique bakery that produces custom-made wedding cakes. The DOJ brief raises important theoretical questions about the scope of judicial review under the freedom of speech clause of the First Amendment. 

    I yield to no one in my support of these First Amendment freedoms. But precisely because I treasure them, I think it important properly to understand and apply them, lest they be diluted and weakened during times of actual political repression when we will need their strong and clear protection.

  • June 23, 2009

    Yale Law School announced that former ACS Board Member Robert C. Post is replacing Harold Hongju Koh as the school's Dean, effective July 1, 2009. President Obama nominated Koh -- also a regular ACS participant -- to the position of U.S. Department of State legal adviser. Koh's nomination is subject to confirmation by the Senate, which is anticipated to take up the matter in a floor vote soon.

    Yale University President Richard C. Levin writes, "Professor Post, who returned to Yale in 2003 as the David Boies Professor of Law, is a distinguished scholar of constitutional law, in particular the First Amendment, equal protection, and legal history."

    Prior to law school at Yale, Post (left) clerked for Chief Chief Judge David L. Bazelon, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and then Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. After a few years of private practice, Post taught at Berkeley Law School (then Boalt Hall,) before returning to New Haven, Conn.