I’m thrilled to welcome back Professor Thomas Crocker to the blog! Professor Crocker is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. His research interests focus on issues in constitutional law, including privacy and the public sphere, the First Amendment, interpretive theory, presidential power, and national security. He also keeps his eye on debates in law and philosophy. He teaches courses in Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Free Speech and Democracy, National Security and the Constitution, and Jurisprudence. Having benefitted from a fellowship as a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in Cambridge, MA, he is finishing a book under contract with Yale University Press entitled Overcoming Necessity: Emergency, Constraint, and the Meanings of American Constitutionalism.
Before joining the faculty at South Carolina, Tommy 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.
His publications include:
Order, Technology, and the Constitutional Meanings of Criminal Procedure, 103 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 685 (2013).
Who Decides on Liberty?, 44 Conn. L. Rev. 1511 (2012).
Presidential Power and Constitutional Responsibility, 52 Boston College L. Rev. 151 (2011).
The Political Fourth Amendment, 88 Wash. U. L. Rev. 303 (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).