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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.
Journalism in America is nearly dead. For the most part, Americans don’t even care. We want our "news" and our “facts” from our “team.” It is no wonder we are at each other’s throats. We have neither a common...
Article II, Section one, clause one of the Constitution says, “the executive Power shall be vested in the President of the United States.”  The President alone oversees the executive branch. The executive branch, including the FBI, the DOJ, and...
In 1998, a prominent former Russian KGB officer and Professor predicted that the United States would splinter and become balkanized based on a host of cultural factors. He even made a nice map. His timing is off, and his...
Eleven teens die every day from texting and driving according to AAA. Texting and driving accounts for 1.6 million crashes and over 330,000 injuries each year, says the National Safety Council. One out of every four car accidents in...
The School Board fired Gregory Salcido, a history teacher at El Rancho High School and elected Pico Rivera city councilman, according to the Los Angeles Times. Salcido hates the Military, and he has no respect for those who bravely serve. Aurora Villon, the...
A criminal assailant shot two students, critically wounding a girl at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday morning just before classes began. The school's trained, armed, Resource Officer ended the Maryland school shooting by mortally wounding the 17-year-old assailant,...
If Amy Wax weren’t a tenured law professor, she would have been fired long ago. Since the University of Pennsylvania can’t fire her, the left won’t be happy until its diversity posse lynches that law professor. What’s her crime? The charges...
If your child has cut class today to join a left-wing national walkout movement in protest of the Bill of Rights, you have failed as a parent.  You are either Constitutionally ignorant or you are a partisan zealot who...
The time has come to eliminate the counterproductive title and job of Diversity Dean in universities. The army of deans and administrators in higher education already exact a huge tax on tuition payers. In truth, titles like this exist...
That title is not a joke. There is a serious Constitutional argument that the government should buy you a weapon if you cannot afford one on your own. In fact, of all the rights people demand or claim they...