The Federalist Society: A debating club for right-of-center lawyers and students, Unknownor a sinister element in the vast right-wing conspiracy?

Today’s guest on The Bookmonger is Amanda Hollis-Brusky, author of Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution. In our 10-minute conversation, she discusses the group’s origins and influence, as well as why the Left, even though it dominates law schools, has had trouble launching a competitor.

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  1. kylez Member
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    It’s just like the left to name their new society for constitutional deconstruction The American Constitution Society.

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  2. captainpower Member
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    Prior to the podcast, I didn’t realize what a big deal the Federalist society is or why it was different than preexisting leftist institutions.

    According to the podcast, a Mr. Epstein was a founding member of the Federalist Society.

    Without re-listening to the podcast, I’m not sure if it was Ricochet contributor Richard Epstein.

    I tried a quick google, but was unable to confirm, as he is not listed as a founding member of the federalist society. Additionally, I was unable to quickly find a list of the founding members of the Federalist Society. The closest I found is wikipedia lists Peter Keisler as a “co-founder of the Federalist Society.”

    http://www.fed-soc.org/aboutus/page/our-background

    http://www.fed-soc.org/aboutus/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federalist_Society

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Allen_Epstein

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