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

The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue

A Look at the October 2013 and 2014 Terms

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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

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


Ilya Shapiro
Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies and Editor‐​in‐​Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review

10:45 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. Panel I: The First Amendment

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

Nadine Strossen, Professor of Law, New York Law School

P.J. O’Rourke, H.L. Mencken Research Fellow, Cato Institute

Eric Rassbach, Deputy General Counsel, Becket Fund

12:00 — 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 — 2:15 p.m. Panel II: Federalism and Separation of Powers

Moderator: Roger Pilon
Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute

Noel Francisco, Partner, Jones Day

David Bernstein, Professor of Law, George Mason University Law School

Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

2:15 — 3:30 p.m. Panel III: Labor Relations, Cell Phones, and Contraceptives

Moderator: Trevor Burrus
Research Fellow, Cato Institute

Jacob Huebert, Senior Attorney, Illinois Policy Institute

Jim Harper, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Ed Whelan, President, Ethics & Public Policy Center

3:30 — 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 — 5:00 p.m. Panel IV: Looking Ahead: October Term 2014

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

Michael Carvin, Partner, Jones Day

Tom Goldstein, Partner, Goldstein & Russell LLP

Richard Wolf, Supreme Court Reporter, USA Today

5:00 — 6:00 p.m. Annual B. Kenneth Simon Lecture

Judicial Minimalism and Its Limits

Hon. Diane Sykes
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

6:00 — 7:00 p.m. Reception
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