Al Mariam Celebrates the 800th Birthday of the Magna Carta
June 15, 2015, marked the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta Libertatum or the Great Charter of English Liberties. On that date, King John of England affixed his seal on the Magna Carta and formally accepted the principle of the rule of law, specific and sweeping limitations on his royal power.
In place of Professor Mariam's regular Monday Commentary, he proudly presented the speeches given by his students on the occasion of the 800th anniversary celebration of the Magna Carta at the California State University, San Bernardino. Please view a summation of the speeches.
Al Mariam, professor of Political Science at Cal State San Bernardino offers Opinion the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scallia
Alemayehu Mariam, a political science professor at Cal State San Bernardino, wrote in an opinion column about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in the aftermath of two court decisions in which Scalia was in the minority.
"When Scalia is on the losing side of a case, he is not just a sore loser. He predictably transforms himself into a judicial guerrilla fighter," Mariam wrote. "He uses his judicial quill like a bush machete. He takes no prisoners. He leaves no witnesses. The article was published June 29, 2015."