West Coast Civil Liberties College Tour

Civil Liberties Tour

YAL is pleased to announce our second campus tour with three civil liberties experts of diverse ideological persuasion, titled "The War on Terrorism, Civil Liberties, and the Constitution." This time, we're taking liberty to the West Coast!

This unique college tour brings together Glenn Greenwald (liberal), Jacob Hornberger (libertarian), and Bruce Fein (conservative) to discuss the greatest threats to our constitutional republic and individual rights.  The tour will be moderated by YAL's own Jack Hunter, and hosted by YAL chapters in conjunction with The Future of Freedom Foundation.

Topics to be covered include habeas corpus, the PATRIOT Act, extraordinary rendition, torture, regime change, and a general discussion about how the war on terrorism has infringed upon the rights of U.S. citizens in the name of making us safe.

All events are free and open to the public. For those who cannot attend, each event will be livestreamed on this page.




Tour Schedule


Monday, October 15, 2012 at University of Washington

 DavisTuesday, October 16, 2012 at University of California–Davis
 UCSDWednesday, October 17, 2012 at University of California–San Diego
 AZThursday, October 18, 2012 at University of Arizona
 CUFriday, October 19, 2012 at University of Colorado–Boulder




Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald is a former Constitutional and civil rights litigator and is the author of two New York Times Bestselling books on the Bush administration’s executive power and foreign policy abuses. His recent book, With Liberty and Justice for Some, is an indictment of America’s two-tiered system of justice, which vests political and financial elites with immunity even for egregious crimes while subjecting ordinary Americans to the world’s largest and most merciless penal state. Greenwald was named by The Atlantic as one of the 25 most influential political commentators in the nation. He is the recipient of the first annual I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism, and is the winner of the 2010 Online Journalism Association Award for his investigative work on the arrest and oppressive detention of Bradley Manning. He writes for the UK's Guardian.


Jacob Hornberger

Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics.  Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at The Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, publisher of The Freeman and later found FFF.  He has also advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News' Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows. Most recently, he has regularly appeared as a commentator on Fox News' legal commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano's Internet-based show Freedom Watch. He is a co-editor or contributor to the eight books that have been published by the Foundation.


Bruce Fein

Bruce Fein commands impressive experience and influence in the corridors of both national and international power. He graduated from Harvard Law School with honors in 1972. After a coveted federal judicial clerkship, he joined the U.S. Department of Justice where he served as assistant director of the Office of Legal Policy, legal adviser to the assistant attorney general for antitrust, and the associate deputy attorney general.  He has authored several volumes on the United States Supreme Court, the United States Constitution, and international law.  Fein has also assisted three dozen countries in constitutional revision, including Russia, Spain, South Africa, Iraq, Cyprus, and Mozambique, and consulted foreign nations on matters ranging from telecommunications and cable regulation to sugar quotas, oil and gas pipelines, immigration, election laws, and human rights.




Jack Hunter

Jack Hunter began his punditry career in the late 1990’s when a friend and popular alternative rock disc jockey agreed to let Jack air his political views during the afternoon drive on 96 Wave (96.1 WAVF) in Charleston, South Carolina as the "Southern Avenger." Today, you can find Jack’s videos and columns as part of “TAC TV” at The American Conservative magazine. Jack is a frequent guest host for The Mike Church Show on Sirius/XM’s Patriot channel and is a frequent guest on “The Savage Nation” with nationally syndicated talk radio host Michael Savage. His writing has appeared at The American SpectatorLewrockwell.comCampaign for Liberty and in Young American Revolution, the official magazine of the youth activist organization Young Americans for Liberty, to which he is also a contributing editor. Jack also assisted Sen. Rand Paul with his book The Tea Party Goes to Washington, released by Center Street in February, 2011.

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