Skip to comments.Federalist Society to host lecture by James L. Buckley Nov. 10
Posted on 11/04/2010 8:59:54 AM PDT by wrhssaxensemble
The Federalist Society, a student organization at the School of Law, is hosting a lecture by the Honorable James L. Buckley at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Grand Courtroom in the School of Law Center.
In his lecture, "Overloading the Federal Horse," Buckley will discuss what he sees as the disastrous consequences for law and policy caused by the federal government's abandonment of concepts of federalism. His particular focus will be on the consequences for good law-making in Congress.
Buckley served as a U.S. senator from New York State from 1970 to 1977. He had many legislative accomplishments in this role, including the introduction of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). From 1981-1982, Buckley served as Under Secretary for Security Assistance for the U.S. Department of State. From 1982-1985, he served as president of Radio Free Europe in Munich. In 1985, he became a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, D.C.
"It is an absolute honor for the Quinnipiac Federalist Society to host Judge Buckley," said Robert Shepherd, president of the Federalist Society at the School of Law. "Throughout his almost seventy years of public service, Judge Buckley has established himself as a stalwart protector of the U.S. Constitution, educational privacy and free speech rights. The Hon. James L. Buckley will provide great insight to the Quinnipiac community and all others who attend his lecture."
Buckley will also discuss his role as petitioner in the landmark 1976 U.S. Supreme Court campaign finance case, Buckley v. Valeo.
The event will conclude with a question-and-answer session.
The free event is open to the public
He’s a really nice guy. I met him when I worked as a gofer (that’s what they used to call interns way back when) on WFB’s campaign for NYC mayor in 1965. That was a hoot..Those were the days when the NYS Conservative party was just getting started...I think I was #287 or some such on the rolls..
Jim Buckley pulled off what was seemingly impossible when he won the senate seat from New York on the Conservative Party ticket in 1970. The brother of William F. Buckley, I always thought him to be even more conservative than his brother.
Buckley is fine, but FERPA is used by liberals to protect one another. Another unintended consequence of conservative policy
Doesn’t FERPA protect Obama’s school records?
It protects a student’s privacy and the ability to ensure the validity of their student records. I fail to see how protecting a student’s rights, including from governmental requests, is a left-wing idea. I am not sure about Obama using it (although it wouldn’t surprise me) but it’s like blaming a gun (FERPA) for a crime and not the shooter (Obama).
Event in your area.
Anyone know which campus the Law Center is on? Quinnipiac Website does not reveal.
It is 275 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden,CT. If you are coming from Whitney Ave, then you will see a big green marble sign that says “Quinnipiac University, Est. 1923” keep going past the sign and very soon after on your right you will see the first parking lot- the visitor lot. That is where to park. Someone should be out in the parking lot to lead you from your spot to the Grand Courtroom where Buckley will be speaking.
As soon as I buy my car I will follow your great directions. No really thank you. I mean it.
You can take the Metro North train to New Haven, which is $14 each way from NYC, and then a taxi (10-minute ride) to the campus. It has been suggested that people call to make sure seats are guaranteed or can be reserved.
It’s funny that a bunch of pro-lifers were discussing some state that is trying to define life as beginning at conception, but they were unthrilled by the possibility of hearing the great Jim Buckley, who tried to make the fetus a human being when he was senator from New York.
I hate to keep pointing out the self-destructive foibles of American conservatism, but one of them happens to be a certain fine old sense of Calvanistic voyeurism. I abhor it when any politician publishes his medical records, tax records or educational records (other than published papers and theses) because it diminishes the right to privacy of all of us. If we spent more time concerning ourselves about the public acts of our public figures and less time concerning ourselves with their private acts, we would have better public figures and better public behavior from them.
Obama's school records are his affair. His birth records, however, are a public matter.
What about his medical records, grades and other documents he wrote - WHY are they off limits?
I had to do a double take. My eyes saw William Buckley. He died in 2008. He was articulate but too liberaltarian for my political taste. honestly legalizing drugs and prostitution for something to tax is not something we need. Sober people have trouble discovering common sense. Look at who they elected - Obama! Idiots elected him.
Medical records and grades should be off limits for everyone. I don't understand conservative voyeurism on this issue. If the President does not stand up for privacy of his own personal records then no one's records are private. It is a sad state of affairs.
“Medical records and grades should be off limits for everyone. I don’t understand conservative voyeurism on this issue. If the President does not stand up for privacy of his own personal records then no one’s records are private. It is a sad state of affairs.”
I frimely disagree. When you run for PUBLIC OFFICE, people have a RIGHT to see what they are getting. I’m sorry to see you see qualifiying a person by what he/she says as “conservative voyeurism”. Now THAT kind of description is PATHETIC. A PRIVATE citizen not in PUBLIC office should have their privacy but as I stated, when you are in the PUBLIC and in a PUBLIC OFFICE, the private citizen has a RIGHT to see what this person is about. There is a huge difference and I’m sorry that you shun DISCLOSURE.
I firmly disagree. When you run for PUBLIC OFFICE, people have a RIGHT to see what they are getting. I'm sorry to see you see qualifying a person by what he/she says as “conservative voyeurism”. Now THAT kind of description is PATHETIC. A PRIVATE citizen not in PUBLIC office or running for PUBLIC OFFICE should have their privacy but as I stated, when you are in the PUBLIC and in a PUBLIC OFFICE, the private citizen has a RIGHT to see what this person is about. There is a huge difference and I'm sorry that you shun DISCLOSURE.
And as a consequence of YOUR voyeurism, you get complete and utter mediocroties, crook and frauds. Few folks of real talent and character are going to allow folks like you to go through their trash heaps to see what they can find. The rewards for public service are not worth those kinds of costs, and so we get what we have in public office.
Because of folks with your point of view, we hold folks accountable, not for their public acts, but for their private ones. Folks willing to put up with it can go and do what they want with the public's dime and few care because they are so intent on wondering what goes on behind their garden wall.