Introducing Guest Blogger Thomas Crocker
I am delighted to announce that Professor Thomas Crocker will be guest blogging with us for the next month.
Tommy is starting his fourth year as an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He teaches constitutional law, criminal procedure, jurisprudence, and law and literature. His research interests focus on constitutional law and issues at the intersection of law and philosophy. He is currently writing about the conflicting constitutional protections granted to persons who share their lives with others.
Before joining the faculty at South Carolina, 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 publications include:
* Torture, with Apologies, 86 Tex. L. Rev. 569 (2008)
* Overcoming Necessity: Torture and the State of Constitutional Culture, 61 SMU L. Rev. __ (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)
* Still Waiting for the Barbarians: What Is New about Post-September 11 Exceptionalism?, 19 Law and Literature 303 (2007)