Introducing Guest Blogger Thomas Crocker

I am delighted to introduce Professor Thomas Crocker who will be guest blogging with us in April.  Tommy is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law.   During this academic year, he has been on fellowship as a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in Cambridge, MA, working on a book provisionally entitled Overcoming Necessity:  Emergency, Constraint, and the Meanings of American Constitutionalism.  He will continue this project during the summer and fall from Frankfurt, Germany where he will be on a Fulbright at the Goethe University, working with the “Formation of Normative Orders” interdisciplinary program.  He teaches constitutional law, criminal procedure, and jurisprudence.  His research interests focus on issues in constitutional law, including privacy and the public sphere, the First Amendment, interpretive theory, and national security.  He also keeps his eye on debates in law and philosophy.

Before joining the faculty at South Carolina in 2005, Tommy clerked for the Honorable Carlos F. Lucero, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He earned a J.D. from Yale Law School, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University. He also taught philosophy at St. Lawrence University.

Tommy’s recent and forthcoming publications include:

The Political Fourth Amendment,  88 WASH. U. L. REV. 303 (2010).

From Privacy to Liberty: The Fourth Amendment After Lawrence, 57 UCLA L. REV. 1 (2009).

Torture, with Apologies, 86 Tex. L. Rev. 569 (2008)

Overcoming Necessity: Torture and the State of Constitutional Culture, 61 SMU L. Rev. 221 (2008)

Envisioning the Constitution, 57 American U. L. Rev. 1 (2007)

Displacing Dissent: The Role of Place in First Amendment Jurisprudence, 75 Fordham L. Rev. 2587 (2007)

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