March 1, 2019

9:00 am - 4:45 pm, Eastern Time

ACS Constituional Law Scholars Forum

Barry University School of Law, Orlando, FL

Session 1: 9:00-10:15 a.m., LAC Room 110

Equal Protection, Civil Rights, and Personhood: 

Civil Rights Law in Living Color  

Professor Vinay Harpalani, Drake University Law School 


The Military Transgender Policy: The Realization of Madison’s Incompatible Powers Doctrine

Major Kenneth Hyle, United States Air Force 


States as Civil Rights Actors: Assessing the Advocacy Mechanisms within State Systems 

Jennifer Safstrom, ACLU of Virginia 


Session 1 (concurrent): 9:00-10:15 a.m., LAC Room 111

Families and Immigration Issues:

The Legal Fracking of Immigrant Families 

Professor Jamie Abrams, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law


Injunctions in the Immigration Context: Making the Case for Uniformity as Contemplated by the Constitution

Professor Elizabeth Knowles, University of Akron School of Law


Expanding Contractual Parentage While Respecting Expecting and Existing Parents 

Professor Jeffrey Parness, Northern Illinois University College of Law 


 Session 1 (concurrent): 9:00-10:15 a.m., LAC Room 211

The Judiciary and the Courts:

The McConnell Rule: Nasty, Brutish, and Unconstitutional

Professor Ken Levy, Louisiana State University School of Law


Having Their Say: A Call to End Concurring Opinions in Supreme Court Decisions 

Professor Meg Penrose, Texas A&M University School of Law


"QUIET IN THE COURTS!" Issues of Public Access to Court Files: Presumptions of Access Arising Under the U.S. Constitution and the Common Law 

Dennis Wall, Esq.

Session 2: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., LAC Room 110

Constitutional Interpretation Theories:

Non-Partisan Originalism: Using Corpus Linguistics to Discover Original Meaning

Professor Clark Cunningham,

Georgia State University College of Law 


Original Explication: A Democratic Model for the Interpretation of State Constitutions

Professor Jorge M. Farinacci Fernós 

Interamerican University of Puerto Rico Law School 


All That Is Liquidated Melts Into Air: Five Meta-Interpretive Issues 

Professor Jeremy Telman, Valparaiso University Law School 


 Session 2: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., LAC Room 110 (con’t)

Limiting the Property Clause 

Professor Jeffrey Schmitt, University of Dayton School of Law


Session 2 (concurrent): 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., LAC 

Room 111

International and Comparative Constitutionalism:

Constitutional Courts, Social Psychology and Race: Empirical Studies 

Samuel Sales Fonteles, State Prosecutor, Brazil


Exploring Living Constitutionalism in the Judgement of Constitutionality: Comparative Study of the United States and Japan

Dr. Keigo Obayashi, University of Pennsylvania Law School


Regulating Political Lobbying: Moving from a Corruption or Equality Framework to ‘Institutional Diversion’

Professor Barry Solaiman 

Hamad Bin Khalifa University Law School (Qatar) 


The Insular Cases, Citizenship, and Assimilation: Reversing the Logic Of Protectionism at American Samoa

Professor Jason Buhi, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law 

Session 3: 1:30-2:15 p.m., LAC Room 110

Constitutional Issues in the Modern Era:

Taking Care: The Presidential Oath and Executive Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws Do Not Support “Executive Review”

Professor George Mader

William H. Bowen School of Law, University of Arkansas at Little Rock


False Preemption and Animal Protection

Dr. Ani Satz, Emory University School of Law


Session 3 (concurrent): 1:30-2:15 p.m., LAC Room 111

Constitutional Criminal Procedure:

Third-Party Doctrine in the Modern Era

Professor Eang Ngov, Barry University School of Law


Facial Challenges and the Fourth Amendment

Professor Alex Kreit, Thomas Jefferson School of Law 

Session 4: 2:30-3:45 p.m., LAC Room 110

First Amendment and Free Speech:

Fighting for Attention: Democracy, Free Speech, and the Marketplace of Ideas

Professor G. Michael Parsons, NYU School of Law 


The Fallacy of the Counterspeech Rationale

Professor Lynne Rambo, Texas A&M University School of Law


African Americans and the First Amendment

Dr. Tim Shiell, University of Wisconsin-Stout 


 Session 4 (concurrent): 2:30-3:45 p.m., LAC Room 111

Elections, Political Parties, and Democracy: 

State Constitutions, Congressional Elections, and the Elections Clause 

Professor Michael T. Morley

Florida State University College of Law


Deregulating the Regulators: The Constitution, Political Parties and the Rules of the Game of Democracy 

Dr. Wayne Batchis, University of Delaware


A Shield Becomes a Sword: Defining and Deploying a Constitutional Theory for Communities of Interest in Political Redistricting 

Professor Glenn Magpantay, Brooklyn Law School 


Break: 3:45-4:00 p.m. LAC Room 111 hallway


Session 5: 4:00-4:45 p.m., LAC Room 110

Equal Protection and Critical Race Theory:

A Comprehensive Rethinking Of Equal Protection Post-Obergefell: A Plea For Substantivity In Law

Professor Shannon Gilreath

Wake Forest University School of Law 


Critiquing the Critique: Reframing the Affirmative Action Debate to Move Beyond the Fallacies of Interest Convergence

Adrian Jamal McLain, University of Memphis

Dr. Steven L. Nelson, University of Memphis


Session 5 (concurrent): 4:00-4:45 p.m., LAC Room 111

Free Speech in a Technological Society:

Addictive Tech and the First Amendment

Professor Kyle Langvardt

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law


Government Tweets, Government Speech: The First Amendment Implications of Government Trolling  

Professor Douglas McKechnie

United States Air Force Academy