9th Annual Constitution Day Conference

Conference
September 16, 2010 10:30AM
Hayek Auditorium
Featuring Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs and Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; Ilya Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review; James Bopp Jr., General Counsel, James Madison Center for Free Speech; Steve Simpson, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice; and others.

The Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies Presents a Symposium

The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue
A Look at the October 2009 and October 2010 Terms

To celebrate Constitution Day and the publication of the ninth volume of the annual Cato Supreme Court Review.

Thursday, September 16, 2010
10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
F.A. Hayek Auditorium


Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

Five (5) Virginia CLE credits will be available. For credit in other states, please contact your state accrediting board.

Symposium Program

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Registration

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

Roger Pilon
Vice President for Legal Affairs and Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute

Introduction

Ilya Shapiro
Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Panel I: Religion, Offensive Videos, and Campaign Finance: A Big Year for the First Amendment



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Moderator: Ilya Shapiro
Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review

James Bopp Jr.
General Counsel, James Madison Center for Free Speech

Steve Simpson
Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice

Roger Pilon
Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Panel II: Guns, Enron, and Sexual Predators: The Scope of Federal Power



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Moderator: Robert A. Levy
Chairman, Cato Institute

Alan Gura
Gura & Possessky, P.L.L.C.

Harvey A. Silverglate
Attorney; Author; Co-Founder, FIRE

Ilya Somin
Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University

2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Panel III: Mutual Funds, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the NFL: Getting Down to Business



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Moderator: Walter Olson
Senior Fellow, Center for Constitution Studies, Cato institute

Larry E. Ribstein
Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair in Law, University of Illinois

Hans Bader
Senior Attorney, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Joshua Wright
Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University

3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Break

3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Panel IV: Looking Ahead: October Term 2010



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Moderator: Ilya Shapiro
Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review

Erik S. Jaffe
Law Offices of Erik Jaffe, P.C.

Tom Goldstein
Partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

Robert Barnes
Supreme Court Reporter, Washington Post

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Annual B. Kenneth Simon Lecture
“Obligationists and Opportunists: Two Critically Different Visions of ‘The’ Judicial Role”



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William Van Alstyne
Lee Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Reception