Introducing Guest Blogger Professor Tommy Crocker

I am delighted to introduce Professor Tommy Crocker who will be guest blogging with us in June.  Tommy is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law.  He is looking forward to spending the upcoming academic year in Cambridge, MA, where he will hold a fellowship as a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.  He teaches constitutional law, criminal procedure, jurisprudence, and law and literature.  His research interests focus on issues in constitutional law, including privacy and the public sphere, interpretive theory, and national security.  He is currently working on a book project, provisionally entitled, Overcoming Necessity:  The Meanings of American Constitutionalism.

Before joining the faculty at South Carolina in 2005, he 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. __ (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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