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Richard Kelsey

Richard Kelsey
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Richard Kelsey is the Editor-in-Chief of Committed Conservative. He is an Attorney, a former Assistant Law School Dean, Law Professor, and Virginia state court law clerk. Dean Kelsey was also the CEO of a technology company specializing in combating cyber-fraud. He is a regular commentator on legal and political issues in print, radio and on TV. Rich graduated from George Mason law school, clerked for the Arlington Circuit Court, and later joined an AM LAW top 10 law firm practicing commercial litigation. He left the firm to be counsel and CEO to a consulting firm, rising to CEO of Turiss, LLC, a technology firm specializing in computer forensics, digital investigations, and fighting cyber-fraud through civil intel services and new technologies. Upon the sale of the company, Kelsey returned to Mason Law, where in the years before his return, he both taught at the school and served as President of the Law Alumni Association. Kelsey was the Assistant Dean for Management and Planning. At Mason, Dean Kelsey taught legal writing and analysis and an advanced litigation seminar. In 2014 he was elected by the graduating class as the faculty speaker at their graduation. While serving the former George Mason Law, Kelsey conceived of, planned, and brought to fruition Mason’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as CPIP. Rich has appeared on radio, TV, and in print hundreds of times as both a legal expert and political and legal commentator. He provided the legal analysis for all stages of the Bob McDonnell trial and appeal for numerous outlets including NPR and WMAL. He writes on occasion for the American Spectator and CNSNews.com. He returned to private practice in September of 2016, and he is working on a book/expose on legal education. In his free time, Rich is part of the baseball mafia of Northern Virginia, serving on numerous boards and as a little league and travel baseball coach. Rich has many opinions, and they are his own. His Twitter handle is @richkelsey.
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When Brett Talley was nominated for a federal judgeship, most competent, sane, lawyers thought they were being punked.  Brett Talley graduated from Harvard Law, held two impressive clerkships, and may someday be worthy of a lifetime appointment as a...
I have no idea who will win tomorrow in Alabama, and I have no intention of telling anyone to vote for either major party candidate.  Vote your conscience.  Vote your values.  When I mark a ballot, I treat it...
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Tax reform is always about political power. It is the political act of one party picking winners to gain votes or pay off friends.  When it is your party picking you, it’s always virtuous.  When it is the OTHER...
The Constitution does not give people in this country illegally the same Constitutional rights or privileges as US citizens.  When an illegal alien caused the horrible death of Ms. Kate Steinle, people were outraged.  Now, a jury’s acquittal in...
The war with North Korea never ended. We merely stopped fighting. The war is about to start again, and when it does, the world will count its loses in the millions. We have an obligation to ensure those are...
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a creation and darling of the hard left.  It is a big-government, regulatory, sheriff created with extraordinary government powers to attack and regulate financial entities and industries.  Today, there is a war...
Gloria Allred is a shyster and snake oil saleswoman.  She’s a carnival barker and profiteer.  She’s a publicity hound and unrepentant self-promoter. As a lawyer, Allred is apparently incompetent and unethical. The primary duty of any lawyer is to represent...
America has a problem with political tribalism.  Ironically, it’s a bipartisan problem.  Both parties are stock-piling drone-like followers who are increasingly difficult to reach with logic, facts, or any objective set of standards.  America’s Problem is political tribalism.  The...