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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.
The Second Amendment is an individual Constitutional right. It is right there in the Bill of Rights. In a broken culture, with broken families and a dysfunctional, government-rationed, educational system, too many Americans have no basic understanding of the Constitution....
The sad and disgraceful news of a Sheriff's Officer failing to fight and protect the students at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School has shocked our nation. The School Resource Officer, Scot Peterson, has resigned. He failed himself, his colleagues,...
The pen is mightier than the sword. The greatest triumphs of tyrants, fascists, propagandists, and cultists come from the words they use to manipulate, inspire, and lead common people to engage in or accept uncommon acts of destruction.  When...
The recently released text of FBI agent Peter Strzok is a bombshell.  That word, often over-used, has lost its punch because of the proliferation of false, fake, and misleading news. The text by Strzok, the agent who led the...
Above is a headline Thomas Jefferson never imagined. Just having an one federal police force with over 35,000 employees might have caused the founders of this Republic to spin in their graves. What’s become of our Constitution and its...
What did Christopher Columbus ever do to the fine people living in San Jose, California in 2018?  The man died in the early 1500's. He never went to California, and he certainly didn't discover it. Still, Columbus's journey remade...
It was ironic and jarring to see the party of identity politics, class-warfare, and anti-white, anti-elitism put forth a young Congressmen who is, by the party’s doctrine and dogma, the essence of so-called “white privilege.” It likely never occurred...
I’ve been writing on combating illegal immigration and improving legal immigration for 28 years.  I’ve written more, likely, than any person in media or think tanks.  My most recent piece links some of the latest relevant articles.  I have...
Americans must understand that DACA amnesty is dangerous, it will have a long-lasting negative impact if we don’t address the causes and incentives for illegal immigration. The left proceeds from the position that DACA is right, just, moral, and a...