|Present||Professor, Cleveland State University ‐ Cleveland-Marshall College of Law|
Honors and Awards
- Inaugural holder of the Charles R. Emrick, Jr.- Calfee Halter & Griswold Endowed Chair
- Cleveland Bar Association President's Award
- Cleveland State University Award for Distinguished Service
- Cleveland State University Distinguished Teaching Award
- Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence
- Distinguished Fulbright Chair at the University of Trento
- First Amendment
- Constitutional Law
- Theories of Justice
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
2121 Euclid Avenue, LB 214
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Righting a Wrong: Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, and the Espionage Act Prosecutions Case Western Reserve Law Review (2018)
This is a story of excess and reparation. It is a chronicle of one President from the elite intellectual classes of the East, and another from a county seat in the heartland. Woodrow Wilson was ...
To Speak or Not to Speak, That Is Your Liberty: Janus v. AFSCME CATO Supreme Court Review (2018)
Some Supreme Court precedents go through extensive death spasms before being interred. Lochner v. New York, Plessy v. Ferguson, and Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce come to mind. Others like Chisholm v. Georgia and ...
Supreme Court preview: Fisher, An "Honest" Affirmative Action Defense The Federalist Society for Law and Policy Studies Blog (2015)
Forte argues that in the long running case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, insufficient notice has been paid to the shifting justifications offered by the University of Texas for its racially targeted ...
A Speaker Must Be a Member of the House The Federalist Society for Law and Policy Studies Blog (2015)
After the resignation of Speaker of the House of Representatives John A. Boehner, some discussed the possibility of choosing Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney for the position. Forte reminds readers that "it is unthinkable for ...
Book Review: When Thomas Jefferson Read the Qur’an Library of Law and Liberty Blog (2015)
In his review of "Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders" by Denise A. Spellberg, Associate Professor of history and Middle eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, Forte writes that Spellberg "investigates ...
The Heritage Guide to the Constitution, Second Edition: What Has Changed Over the Past Decade, and What Lies Ahead? The Heritage Foundation (2015)
Forte’s lecture, “The Heritage Guide to the Constitution, Second Edition: What Has Changed Over the Past Decade, and What Lies Ahead?” delivered on the occasion of the publication of the second edition of The Heritage ...
Self-Government for the Self-Governed: The Role of Virtue in a Democratic Republic Allan P. Kirby Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship of Hillsdale College (2015)
Forte argues that "the call to originalism today is a moral call. It is not just about an 18th-century text, but about the first principles that underlay the Constitution. It is a constitution that exemplified ...
Life, Heartbeat, Birth: A Medical Basis for Reform Life, Heartbeat, Birth: A Medical Basis for Reform (2013)
This Article does not revisit the moral, legal, and constitutional critiques of the Court’s position [in Roe v. Wade]. The voluminous commentaries on the flaws in the Court’s opinions speak for themselves. Rather, this Article ...