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Guest: Prof Louis Virelli – The Constitutionality Of The Monsanto Protection Act

Recently on Food Nation Radio Network, we spoke with Professor Virelli from Stetson University about what has become known as the Monsanto Protection Act. Is it constitutional for companies like Monsanto to sidestep the judicial process and plant whatever crops they want to plant?

Here’s what Professor Virelli had to say:

Professor Virelli’s bio from the Stetson website: Louis Virelli is a Professor of Law, teaching courses in Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law I, Federal Courts, and Federal Pretrial Practice. Professor Virelli has received the Dickerson-Brown Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship and the Branton Excellence in Teaching Award.  He regularly coaches two of Stetson’s moot court teams and is the faculty advisor to the Stetson chapter of the American Constitution Society.

Immediately prior to joining Stetson, Professor Virelli served for five years as a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law where he was named best oralist in the law school’s Keedy Cup Moot Court Competition and served as an Articles Editor on the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. After law school, Professor Virelli clerked for Judge Franklin S. Van Antwerpen of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Judge Leonard I. Garth of the Third Circuit.

 

 

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