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

The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue

A Look at the October 2014 and 2015 Terms

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

Thursday, September 17, 2015
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: Executive Power Run Amok

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

Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Jonathan Adler, Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

John Malcolm, Director, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal & Judicial Studies, Heritage Foundation

12:00 — 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 — 2:15 p.m. Panel II: Civil Rights

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

William N. Eskridge Jr., Professor, Yale Law School

Roger Clegg, President, Center for Equal Opportunity

Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

2:15 — 3:30 p.m. Panel III: Bizarre State Action

Moderator: Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Cato Institute

Timothy Sandefur, Principal Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation

Alexander “Sasha” Volokh, Professor, Emory University School of Law

Adam White, Counsel, Boyden Gray & Associates

3:30 — 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 — 5:00 p.m. Panel IV: Looking Ahead: October Term 2015

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

John P. Elwood, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Lisa S. Blatt, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

Damon Root, Senior Editor, Reason

5:00 — 6:00 p.m. Annual B. Kenneth Simon Lecture: Liberty and Originalism in Constitutional Law

Steven G. Calabresi, Professor, Northwestern University School of Law

6:00 — 7:00 p.m. Reception

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