September 29, 2014

Originalism and the Good Constitution

Featuring the authors John O. McGinnis, George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern University Law School; and Michael B. Rappaport, Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Professor of Law, University of San Diego Law School; with comments by Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; and Elizabeth B. Wydra, Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center; moderated by Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

July 8, 2014

You’re Gonna Need a Warrant for That: The Path to Digital Privacy Reform

You’re Gonna Need a Warrant for That: The Path to Digital Privacy Reform

Featuring Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX); Greg Nojeim, Senior Counsel and Director, Center for Democracy & Technology, Project on Freedom, Security and Technology; Katie McAuliffe, Executive Director for Digital Liberty, Americans for Tax Reform; David Lieber, Privacy Counsel, Google; and Nate Jones, Attorney, Microsoft Corporation; moderated by Julian Sanchez, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

June 18, 2014

McCutcheon v. FEC: Two Books on the Supreme Court’s Latest Campaign Finance Case

McCutcheon v. FEC: Two Books on the Supreme Court’s Latest Campaign Finance Case

Featuring Shaun McCutcheon, CEO, Coalmont Electrical Development Co., and Author, Outsider Inside the Supreme Court: A Decisive First Amendment Battle; Ronald Collins, Harold S. Shefelman Scholar, University of Washington Law School, and Co-Author, When Money Speaks: The McCutcheon Decision, Campaign Finance Laws, and the First Amendment; and Donald McGahn, Partner, Jones Day LLP, and Former Chairman, Federal Election Commission; moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

September 13, 2013

Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare

Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare

Featuring the author Josh Blackman, Assistant Professor, South Texas College of Law; with comments by Randy Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor in Legal Theory, Georgetown University Law Center; and Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center; moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

June 14, 2013

Can a Treaty Increase the Power of Congress?

Can a Treaty Increase the Power of Congress?

Featuring Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; with comments by Hon. Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; moderated by Roger Pilon Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

April 24, 2013

Constitutional Money: A Review of the Supreme Court’s Monetary Decisions

Constitutional Money: A Review of the Supreme Court’s Monetary Decisions

Featuring the author Richard H. Timberlake, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Georgia; with comments by Steve H. Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics, The Johns Hopkins University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and George A. Selgin, Professor of Economics, University of Georgia, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by James A. Dorn, Editor, Cato Journal, and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cato Institute.

April 12, 2013

After the Arguments: What’s Next for Marriage Equality?

After the Arguments: What's Next for Marriage Equality?

Featuring Mary Bonauto, Civil Rights Project Director, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders; Kathryn Lehman, Partner, Holland & Knight; Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies and Editor-In-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

March 27, 2013

Law, Politics, and Same-Sex Marriage

Law, Politics, and Same-Sex Marriage

Featuring Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute Center for Constitutional Studies; Ken Mehlman, Former Chair, Republican National Committee; and Evan Wolfson, Founder and Executive Director, Freedom to Marry; moderated by Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute Center for Constitutional Studies.

February 7, 2013

Beyond the Individual Mandate: The Ongoing Legal Challenges to Obamacare

Beyond the Individual Mandate: The Ongoing Legal Challenges to Obamacare

Featuring Timothy Sandefur, Principal Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation; Christina Sandefur, Staff Attorney, Goldwater Institute; and Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

January 9, 2013

Living with Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment

Living with Guns: A Liberal's Case for the Second Amendment

Featuring Craig Whitney, Author, Living with Guns, Former New York Times reporter and editor; Alan Gura, Gura & Possessky, PLLC, Lead counsel in D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago; and Alan Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest Law, George Washington University Law School; moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

October 9, 2012

Time to End Affirmative Action? Fisher v. University of Texas

Time to End Affirmative Action? Fisher v. University of Texas

Featuring the authors Richard H. Sander, UCLA School of Law and co-author of Mismatch; and Stuart Taylor, Jr., Brookings Institution and co-author of Mismatch; with comments by Roger Clegg, Center for Equal Opportunity; and Alan Morrison, George Washington University School of Law; moderated by Roger Pilon, Cato Institute.