ABA passes resolution urging tougher lobbying rules based on recommendations from Professor Fried and co-chairs

Charles Fried Preferred Faculty Photo, as of 2/28/14

The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates passed a resolution on Tuesday, Aug. 9, urging Congress to amend and strengthen federal lobbying rules. HLS Professor Charles Fried co-chaired the bi-partisan ABA Administrative Law Section task force, which proposed the recommendations in its January 2011 report.

Mack on the History News Network: Progressives are disenchanted with Obama—Abolitionists were disenchanted with Lincoln

Preferred Kenneth Mack Faculty Photo, as of 3/3/14

In his July 10 op-ed for George Mason University’s History News Network, Harvard Law School Professor Kenneth W. Mack ’91 assesses the presidency of Barack Obama ’91, comparing it to that of Abraham Lincoln in terms of each president’s respective policy decisions.

Harvard Law School library announces expansion of Nuremberg Trials Project

Nuremberg Trials Project

The Harvard Law School Library has announced the expansion of the Nuremberg Trials Project, a digital collection of documents relating to the trials of military and political leaders of Nazi Germany by the International Military Tribunal and also the trials of other accused war criminals by the United States Nuremberg Military Tribunals.

Symposium explores legacy of the 19th century social reformer Wendell Phillips (video)

Wendell Phillips

Abolitionist Wendell Phillips, who graduated from Harvard Law School in 1833, was a nationally know celebrity during his lifetime. On the bicentennial of his birth, a symposium held at HLS June 2-4, cosponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, focused on the life and legacy of the social reformer, and the questions they raise for those working for social justice today.

New book by Vermeule and Posner: “The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic”

The Executive Unbound Cover: Posner & Vermeule

Where should the line be drawn on executive power? Harvard Law School Professor Adrian Vermeule ’93 and University of Chicago Law Professor Eric A. Posner ’91 examine the current state and the future of the U.S. presidency and Constitution through the context of historical authorities in their new book, “The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic” (Oxford University Press, 2011).

ABA task force, co-chaired by Charles Fried, recommends changes to federal lobbying rules

Charles Fried Preferred Faculty Photo, as of 2/28/14

A bi-partisan ABA Administrative Law Section task force, co-chaired by HLS Professor Charles Fried, issued a report recommending significant changes to federal lobbying laws. The proposed changes would broaden disclosure required by those involved in lobbying campaigns, address fundraising participation by lobbyists and strengthen enforcement of current law.

Bandwidth: A conversation with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski ’91

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski ’91 brings a full spectrum of skills to the job of regulating digital communications.

Julius Genachowski ’91, who was classmates with Barack Obama and served as his chief technology adviser during the 2008 campaign, came to his job as Chairman of the FCC passionate about expanding broadband to all corners of the country. “I’m convinced that broadband will be as important to 21st-century America as electricity was to 20th-century America…”