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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

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FIRE Provides Comment to White House Task Force

FIRE Provides Comment to White House Task Force

JOSEPH COHN, THEFIRE.ORG On Friday, February 28, 2014, FIRE submitted a written comment to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. The Task Force, established by President Obama on January 22, will be advising the President on how his administration can best address sexual assaults on campus and will draft a proposed [...]

In Virginia, Right to Counsel Bill Tabled

In Virginia, Right to Counsel Bill Tabled

JOSEPH COHN, THEFIRE.ORG This week, the Virginia General Assembly had an opportunity to pass legislation that would have significantly advanced the cause of university students’ due process rights. The bill, HB 1123, championed by Delegate Rick Morris and former Delegate Mike Watson, was tabled (i.e., set aside for this legislative session) by [...]

Yale University Asserts the Right to Read Student Emails

Yale University Asserts the Right to Read Student Emails

JOSEPH COHN, THEFIRE.ORG We all know that the NSA controversially claims the right to search private emails, but few would have guessed that Yale University also claims to have that power. As reported last month in the Yale Daily News, the university’s Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy grants the university the authority toaccess [...]

A Legislative Victory for Student Rights in Michigan

A Legislative Victory for Student Rights in Michigan

JOSEPH COHN, THEFIRE.ORG On December 28, 2012, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law the state's new Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA), prohibiting employers and educational institutions in the Great Lakes State from demanding that employees and students provide them with access to personal Internet and social media [...]

113th Congress May Leave Mark on Student Rights

113th Congress May Leave Mark on Student Rights

Joseph Cohn JOSEPH COHN, THEFIRE.ORG Yesterday, the 112th congressional session came to a close and the newly elected members of the 113th Congress were officially sworn into office. I wrote last week about student rights issues that were before the last Congress. But until the session officially came to a close, it was still possible [...]

Republican Platform Calls for Free Speech on Campus

Republican Platform Calls for Free Speech on Campus

Joseph Cohn JOSEPH COHN, THE FIRE.ORG Exciting news this week from the Republican National Convention. No, I'm not talking about any of the speeches, nor anything having to do with the Presidential race. I'm not even talking about the guy who proposed to his girlfriend on the convention stage. This week, the Republican Party adopted the [...]