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Elliot Calvin Rothenberg

Elliot Calvin Rothenberg, American lawyer, writer. Bar: Minnesota 1966, United States District Court Minnesota 1966, District of Columbia 1968, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1972, New York 1974, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1974, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1975.

Background

  • Rothenberg, Elliot Calvin was born on November 12, 1939 in Minneapolis. Son of Sam S. and Claire Sylvia (Feller) Rothenberg.

  • Education

    • Bachelor summa cum laude, University Minnesota, 1961. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, Cambridge,, 1964.

    Career

    • Associate project director Brookings Institute, Washington, 1966-1967. Foreign service officer, legal advisor United States Department State, 1968-1973. American Embassy, Saigon.

      United States Mission to the United Nations. National law director Anti-Defamation League, New York City, 1973-1974. Legal director Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, Minneapolis, 1974-1977.

      Private practice law, since 1977. Adjunct professor William Mitchell College Law, St. Paul, since 1983. Faculty member several national communications law and First Amendment seminars.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Minnesota 1966, United States District Court Minnesota 1966, District of Columbia 1968, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1972, New York 1974, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1974, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1975.

    Works

    • Author: (with Zelman Cowen) Sir John Latham and Other Papers, 1965, The Taming of the Press: Cohen v. Cowles Media Company, 1999, The Taming of the Press, 1999. Co-author: Defending the First, 2005, Whose First Amendment?, 2005, Dark Horse Chronicle.

      Contributor articles to professional and scholarly journals and books, newspapers, popular magazines.

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    State board directors Young Men’s Christian Association Youth in Government Program, 1981-1984. Vice president Twin Cities chapter American Jewish Committee, 1980-1984. Member Minnesota House of Representatives, 1978-1982, assistant floor leader (whip), 1981-1982.

    President, director North Star Legal Foundation, since 1983. Legal affairs editor Public Research Syndicated, since 1986. Briefs and oral arguments published in full Landmark Briefs and Arguments of the Supreme Court of the United States, Volunteer 200, 1992.

    Member citizens advisory committee Voyageurs National Park, 1979-1981. Member Harvard Law School Association, Mensa, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Sally Smalying. Children: Sarah, Rebecca, Sam.
    • father: Sam S. Rothenberg
    • mother: Claire Sylvia (Feller) Rothenberg
    • spouse: Sally Smalying
    • children: Sarah Rothenberg
    • Rebecca Rothenberg
    • Sam Rothenberg
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