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Amicus brief in support of petitioner, Zivotofsky v. Kerry case

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:06
Constitutional law professors submit brief in Jerusalem passport case.

A Fault Line in California

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:30
America's 1st Freedom. May 2014.

The Scam Artist

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:57
America's 1st Freedom. July 2014.

VIDEO: Colorado Inside Out, Time Machine 1964

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:17
Topics include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s visit to Denver, Denver's newest police chief and the influx of government agencies relocating to Colorado.

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia. Movie review

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:49
"Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia" is a fine film for everyone who is interested in American intellectual history.

The missing 18 1/2 minutes: Presidential destruction of incriminating evidence

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 16:29
How Richard Nixon got away with destroying 18 1/2 minutes of taped evidence against him.

VIDEO: Colorado Inside Out

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 16:28
June 6, 2014

VIDEO: Colorado Inside Out

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 15:45
May 30, 2014

Emmy nomination: 1973 time machine episode of Colorado Inside Out

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 17:35
"Time machine" episode of Colorado Public TV roundtable program goes back to 1973.

The history of magazines holding 11 or more rounds: Amicus brief in 9th Circuit

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 15:29
Magazines holding more than 10 rounds have been common in America for over 150 years.

Brady Center lawsuit to use “smart” gun mandate to trigger handgun ban in New Jersey

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 15:31
NJ lawsuit on "smart" guns report would ban handgun sales.

Vagueness challenge in Manhattan DA’s use of gravity knives

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 16:36
New York District Attorney asserts that common folding knives are illegal "gravity knives."

The Ancient Laws of Cambria: Book review.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 17:30
"The Ancient Laws of Cambria" provides an engaging view of historical Welsh law and culture.

VIDEO: Colorado Inside Out

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 17:00
May 16, 2014 episode.

VIDEO: Colorado Inside Out

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:54
May 9, 2014 episode

Sheriffs and the posse comitatus

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:54
Sheriffs today continue to use their common law posse comitatus power to summon armed citizens to the aid of law enforcement.

Mexico’s Gun Control Laws: A Model for the United States?

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 14:50
18 Texas Review of Law and Politics 27 (2013).

Does the Second Amendment Protect Firearms Commerce?

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 14:50
127 Harvard Law Review 230 (2014).

The First Amendment Guide to the Second Amendment

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:26
Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 3, 2014 U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-23

The Posse Comitatus and the Office of Sheriff: Armed Citizens Summoned to the Aid of Law Enforcement

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:26
Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Forthcoming U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-24