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

The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue

A Look at the October 2016 and 2017 Terms

Cato’s annual Constitution Day symposium marks the day in 1787 that the Constitutional Convention finished drafting the U.S. Constitution. We celebrate that event each year with the release of the new issue of the Cato Supreme Court Review and with a day-long symposium featuring noted scholars discussing the recently concluded Supreme Court term and the important cases coming up. Past speakers have included Judges Alex Kozinski, Diane Sykes, and Douglas Ginsburg, Professors Richard Epstein, Michael McConnell, and Nadine Strossen, and Supreme Court litigators Paul Clement, Neal Katyal, and Walter Dellinger.

Monday, September 18, 2017
10:30AM—7:00PM EDT


Cato Institute • F.A. Hayek Auditorium
1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Symposium Program

10:00—10:30AM REGISTRATION
10:30—10:45AM WELCOMING REMARKS

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

INTRODUCTION

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

10:45—12:00PM PANEL I: FIRST AMENDMENT CHALLENGES

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

Clay Calvert, Director, Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, University of Florida
Mark Chenoweth, General Counsel, Washington Legal Foundation
Bob Corn-Revere, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

12:00—1:00PM LUNCH

1:00—2:15PM PANEL II: MONEY AND CRIME

Moderator: Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Cato Institute

David Goldberg, Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School
David Post, Professor of Law Emeritus, Beasley School of Law at Temple University
Thaya Brook Knight, Associate Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute

2:15—3:30PM PANEL III: PROPERTY, RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR

Moderator: Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute
Rick Garnett, Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor, University of Notre Dame Law School
Thomas M. Hefferon, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

3:30—3:45PM BREAK

3:45—5:00PM PANEL IV: LOOKING AHEAD: OCTOBER TERM 2017

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

Christopher Landau, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Neal Katyal, Partner, Hogan Lovells
Nina Totenberg, Legal Affairs Correspondent, NPR

5:00—6:00PM ANNUAL B. KENNETH SIMON LECTURE

Philip Hamburger, Maurice & Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

6:00—7:00PM RECEPTION


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