Stephen B. Presser

About Stephen B. Presser

Stephen B. Presser is the Raoul Berger Professor of Legal History Emeritus at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, and the author of “Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law” (West Academic Publishers, 2017). Next year, Professor Presser will be a Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

The Irrelevance of Stormy Daniels

Is Stormy Daniels relevant? The latest attempt by progressives and their kept media allies to attack President Trump involves a purported “hush-money” payment (in politer circles, this is called a “non-disclosure” agreement) of $130,000 to Daniels, the stage name of a famous porn star, in order to conceal an alleged decade-old affair. Extramarital

By | 2018-03-13T23:53:04+00:00 March 14th, 2018|

Making America America Again

If it wasn’t clear to some observers before, President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday should have made plain the meaning of his 2016 campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” It doesn’t have quite the same ring, but the efforts of his administration might just as well be understood as “Making

By | 2018-02-02T15:33:30+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|

Sex, Politics, and the Judiciary: We’ve Seen This Movie Before

A claim of sexual harassment of any kind is now the nuclear option in American politics. It was most famously (although unsuccessfully) deployed against Clarence Thomas, 27 years ago, near the end of his confirmation hearings, by a former subordinate, Anita Hill. To this day, Justice Thomas’s detractors believe Hill, but Thomas has

By | 2017-11-10T20:08:10+00:00 November 10th, 2017|