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Prof. Lackland Bloom H. Jr.

Professor and Constitutional Law Expert

Southern Methodist University

HQ Phone: (902) 420-5400

Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law

Southern Methodist University

6425 Boaz Lane

Dallas, Texas 75205

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1911 by what is now The United Methodist Church, Southern Methodist University (SMU) is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry. A private university, SMU cultivates well-rounded leaders and thinkers thro ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Professor of Law
Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University

Dean, School of Engineering, Law
Center for Teacher Preparation

Professor
Martindale-Hubbell

Law Clerk
the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Education

B.A.

Southern Methodist University

J.D.

University of Michigan

Web References (21 Total References)


As government employees, teachers can't ...

www.dallasnews.com [cached]

As government employees, teachers can't advocate for or against religion or a particular faith in school, but they can discuss the topic as part of the class curriculum, said Lackland Bloom Jr., a professor and constitutional law expert at Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law.


"It's a hard case," said Lackland ...

www.dentonrc.com [cached]

"It's a hard case," said Lackland Bloom Jr., a professor and constitutional law specialist at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

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Since the New Deal, the Supreme Court has generally given Congress broad power to regulate interstate commerce, said Bloom, the SMU law professor.
An exception came in 1995, when the court struck down a law that made it a federal crime to bring a gun into a school zone. Congress justified the law under the Commerce Clause, saying costs associated with gun violence eventually affected the national insurance market, but the court disagreed, Bloom said.
The court used similar reasoning in 2000 in striking down a provision of the Violence Against Women Act that made sexual assault a federal civil offense, he said.
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The ruling was partly based on the idea that if the government has a pervasive regulatory program, such as the Controlled Substances Act, it can regulate beyond the scope of the Commerce Clause to protect that program, Bloom said.
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Many legal scholars, including Bloom, say even if the mandate is struck down, the court is unlikely to invalidate the entire health care law.


Lackland Bloom Jr., a ...

www.txcn.com [cached]

Lackland Bloom Jr., a professor at SMU's Dedman School of Law, says the Supreme Court hasn't settled on a methodology for deciding establishment clause questions. He cautiously predicts the Supreme Court would - if it takes up the matter - uphold the prayer day statute in a 5-4 decision.

And justices would have widely varying rationales, he believes.


Listen to an expert panel debate ...

www.texasjewishpost.com [cached]

Listen to an expert panel debate on this subject with Professor Lackland Bloom, constitutional law professor at the SMU Dedman School of Law; Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network; Hiram Sasser, director of litigation for Free Market Foundation; and Dr. Jim Wussow, Plano ISD executive director for secondary academic services.


Listen to an expert panel debate ...

tjpnews.com [cached]

Listen to an expert panel debate on this subject with Professor Lackland Bloom, constitutional law professor at the SMU Dedman School of Law; Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network; Hiram Sasser, director of litigation for Free Market Foundation; and Dr. Jim Wussow, Plano ISD executive director for secondary academic services.

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