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Allen Mendenhall

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Allen Mendenhall is a lawyer, writer, and educator with experience in private practice, academia, and government.

Mendenhall has been an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alabama and Staff Attorney to Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Supreme Court of Alabama. Mendenhall is also a Policy Advisor for The Heartland Institute.

He holds a B.A. from Furman University, M.A. and J.D. from West Virginia University, LL.M. from Temple University, and Ph.D. from Auburn University.  He is the author of the book Literature and Liberty (2012) and has two books forthcoming with university presses: an edition of the collected essays of John William Corrington and a study of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s influence on Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Mendenhall has taught at Auburn University, Faulkner University, Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, and Huntingdon College and has published hundreds of articles, essays, and reviews in both popular and scholarly publications.

Recent Articles and Publications

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November 7, 2018
By James Taylor, Peter Ferrara, H. Sterling Burnett, Bette Grande, Neal Schuerer, David L. Applegate, Arthur Viterito, Robert Bradley, Lance Izumi, Robert Maranto, Stephen B. Presser, Jameson Campaigne, Clifford Thies, Michael Warder, Mary Byrne , Jane M. Orient, M.D., Jonathan D. Haubert, Jarrett Skorup, Scott Cleland, Alieta Eck, M.D., William L. Anderson, Ann Bridges, Gerard Gianoli, M.D., Michael J. Koriwchak , Devon Herrick, Bartlett Cleland, Greg R. Lawson, Peter Wood , Joe Cobb, Allen Mendenhall, Christopher Garbacz
“Liberal San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer had a very tough night last night.” - James Taylor
September 21, 2018
By Allen Mendenhall
President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court on July 9, and his confirmation hearings were held in September.
August 1, 2017
By Allen Mendenhall
The journalism programs at Northwestern University and the University of California at Berkeley, two of the most prominent such programs in the country, recently dropped out of the national accreditation process.
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