Today in ConLaw I was scheduled to discuss Federalism, Federalist No. 10, along with Gibbons v. Ogden. I began class with a moment of silence, and a remembrance of Justice Scalia’s greatest contributions to the rule of law. The students asked a number of questions about the current nomination process, which was a perfect segue to Madison’s insights in Federalist No. 10 about factions checking each other in our large Republic. I don’t usually post my lectures, but the first 10 minutes or so express my sentiments about the tragic events of the past few days.