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Amy Coney Barrett SCOTUS Nomination, Presidential Debates and More | Independent Outlook Episode 5
Posted: Sun. October 4, 2020, 10:15am PT

"The Legal Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A life lived for the Living Constitution," by William J. Watkins, Jr.

"Breonna Taylor Riots and More Irresponsible Rhetoric," by William J. Watkins, Jr.

Independent Outlook is the regular round-table conversation from the Independent Institute that provides timely insights and cutting-edge commentary on the most pressing issues of the day. It regularly features Independent’s David J. Theroux (Founder and President), Dr. Williamson M. Evers (Senior Fellow), and Dr. Graham H. Walker (Executive Director), as well as occasional additional Independent Institute fellows.

William J. Watkins, Jr., is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the Independent books, "Crossroads for Liberty: Recovering the Anti-Federalist Values of America's First Constitution" and "Reclaiming the American Revolution: The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions and Their Legacy." He received his B.A. in history and German summa cum laude from Clemson University, his J.D. cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and his LL.M. with merit from the University of London. Mr. Watkins is a former law clerk to Judge William B. Traxler, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and he is the President of the Greenville, SC, Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society. He has served as a prosecutor and defense lawyer, and has practiced in various state and federal courts.

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