Below is my column in The Hill on the call for bans and limits on guns like the AR-15 since the massacre in Texas. Both President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama have blamed the gun lobby for the violence in calling for new major gun controls. However, the barrier to banning weapons like the AR-15 rests more with the Second Amendment than the gun lobby. Any effort to reach some “commonsense” solutions will depend on the willingness to end the sweeping rhetoric and deal with the realities of the constitutional limits on gun control.
Today I have the pleasure of addressing Alabama political and business leaders in Alabama as the keynote speaker at the Electric Cities of Alabama Conference. The conference is being held at the Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Alabama. I will be speaking this morning on “Institutional Faith and Failure in the Age of Rage”, a discussion of how our institutions have functioned during these difficult times. Continue reading “Turley Speaks To Alabama Business and Political Leaders on The Gulf Shore”
Today, I will be speaking to lawyers and law students in Utah on the history of impeachment. The event is organized by the Utah State Bar litigation section in conjunction with the University of Utah and Brigham Young University law schools. As many of you know, I have a deep love for the parks and trails of Utah as an avid backpacker so having to appear virtually is a disappointment. However, I hope to be back hiking the ridges of Zion and Bryce this year.
This afternoon, I have the pleasure of moderating an outstanding panel as part of the Federal Bar Association conference. The panel is entitled “Governing the Internet and the Future of Section 230 Continuing Legal Education on the Constitution“ and will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:00 p.m. EDT. Joining on the panel will be Carrie Goldberg, C.A. Goldberg (Victims’ Rights Law Firm); Philip Hamburger (Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School); and Samir Jain (Center for Democracy and Technology, Director of Policy). Continue reading “Turley To Moderate Panel On Section 230 and Internet Censorship”
Today I have the honor of speaking to Colgate University on the erosion of free speech in the United States. I will first address a class on the separation of powers before giving a lecture as part of the Center for Freedom and Western Civilization at Colgate University. The lecture is entitled “The American Anti-Free Speech Movement from Anti–Sedition to Anti-Fascism.” The program is designed to run from 4:30 – 6:00.