Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Legal Scholarship of Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales


Former Attorney General during the Administration of George W. Bush, Alberto Gonzales is now dean and law professor at Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, Tennessee.

As Attorney General, Gonzales was involved in the nominations and confoirmations of Chief Justice Roberts and Justoice Alito to the Supreme Court.  By most accounts, as Attorney General, Gonzales had a checkered record on immigration, national security measures (including support for "enhanced interrogation techniques"), and surveillance.

Dean Gonzales is writing on some interesting topics that capitalizes on his experience in the Bush administration directl.  Here are some of his articles abstracted on the Social Sciences Research Network:

In Search of Justice: An Examination of the Appointments of John G. Roberts and Samuel A. Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court and Their Impact on American Jurisprudence, William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2014, Belmont University College of Law Research Paper No. 2014-01

Drones: The Power to Kill, George Washington Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 1, 2013, Belmont University College of Law Research Paper No. 2014-03

Waging War Within the Constitution, 42 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 843, Belmont University College of Law Research Paper No. 2014-02

No Right at All: Putting Consular Notification in Its Rightful Place after Medellin, Florida Law Review, Forthcoming, Belmont University College of Law Research Paper No. 2014-04

An Immigration Crisis in a Nation of Immigrants: Why Amending the Fourteenth Amendment Won't Solve Our Problems, Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 96, p. 1859, 2012



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