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Pomona College
Supreme Court, gun control, federalism, separation of powers, executive power, unitary executive theory, conservative legal movement, Originalism, constitutional law, reproductive rights, affirmative action, war powers, 2016 Election, campaign finance, conservative Christian legal movement, legal education, legal profession, the Federalist Society
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About Me

Supreme Court, constitutional revolutions, American conservatism, legal mobilization, the legal profession, public interest law, executive power

Recent Publications

Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society & the Conservative Counterrevolution. Oxford University Press (Oxford 2015).   


“Lawyers for God & Neighbor: The Emergence of ‘Law as a Calling’ as a Mobilizing Frame for Christian Lawyers.” (with Josh C Wilson, Denver University) Law and Social Inquiry Vol 39(2): 416-448 (2014).


“It’s the Network: The Federalist Society as a Supplier of Intellectual Capital for the Supreme Court.” in Law, Politics, and Society, Vol 61: 137-178 (2013).


“Helping Ideas Have Consequences: Political and Intellectual Investment in the Unitary Executive Theory, 1981-2000.” Denver University Law Review, 89 (1) (2011).


“Support Structures and Constitutional Change: Teles, Southworth, and the Conservative Legal Movement.” Law and Social Inquiry 36 (2): 551-74 (2011).

Media Coverage

Professor Hollis-Brusky has written and spoken about the Supreme Court in various media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times,  Life of The Law,  The Washington Post, AirTalk with Larry Mantel, and California Edition with Brad Pomerance. In October 2015, she had the privilege of interviewing Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at Pomona College.

Multimedia Archive:

Professor Hollis-Brusky Interviews Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at Pomona College. October 22, 2015.

“The Pro Federalist.” James Piereson. Commentary Magazine (review of Ideas with Consequences). April 21, 2015.


Radio conversation on Ideas with Consequences. KPFA, “Letters and Politics” with Mitch Jeserich.  March 30, 2015.


“Constitutional Revolution,” John McGinnis. Wall Street Journal (review ofIdeas with Consequences). March 26, 2015.


“The Irresistible Rise of the Federalist Society.” Andrew Buttaro. The Weekly Standard. (review of Ideas with Consequences). March 23, 2015.


“Booktalk” on Ideas with Consequences. ACSblog, the American Constitution Society blog. March 16, 2015.


Excerpt of Ideas with Consequences on SALON, “The Federalist Society to Fox News to the Supreme Court: The real story behind the conservative war on Obamacare.” March 5, 2015.


“Daring Dialogue” with Dean Miriam Feldblum of Pomona College on Ideas with Consequences. Posted March 4, 2015.


Radio conversation on Ideas with Consequences with Jeff Schectman of Napa Broadcasting, “The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution.”March 4, 2015


Q&A with Nina Martin of ProPublica. “Behind Supreme Court’s Obamacare, A Secretive Society’s Hidden Hand.” ProPublica. March 3, 2015.


Podcast on Ideas with Consequences with John J Miller of National Review Online and Ricochet Magazine, Feb 3, 2015


“Why did you choose to write a book on the Federalist Society?” Promo spot for Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution, Jan 2015


“Citizens United, five years later.” Appearance on AirTalk with Larry Mantel, KPCC (NPR LA), January 21, 2015.


“The Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision Continues to Echo.” Op Ed, Los Angeles Times, January 8, 2015.


“Behind Korematsu v United States.” Oxford University Press Blog. December 18, 2014.


TV appearance on California Edition with Brad Pomerance, October  2014


“How the Supreme Court Justices ‘benchslapped’ each other in the Hobby Lobby Case.” Op Ed, The Monkey Cage, Washington Post, July 1, 2014.


“Hobby Lobby: A Minefield Masquerading as a Minimalist Ruling.” Op Ed, The Life of the Law, June 30, 2014.


“Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula.” Larry Gordon. Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2014Feature in the LA Times  on my Intro American Politics Course and my Wikipedia Group Research project.


“Eight Pomona Professors Receive Wig Excellence in Teaching Award.” May 18, 2014.


“Instead of Forbidding Wikipedia, This Professor Has Students Work to Improve It.” April 16, 2014.  Pomona College Website Feature on my Intro American Wikipedia Assignment. 

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