17th Annual Constitution Day

Conference
September 17, 2018
10:30AM to 7:00PM EDT
2018-09-17 10:30:00 2018-09-17 19:00:00 America/New_York 17th Annual Constitution Day The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue A Look at the October 2017 and 2018 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 17, 2018 10:30AM—7:00PM EDT Cato Institute • F.A. Hayek Auditorium 1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20001 About the Symposium | Registration Symposium Program 10:30-10:45AM Welcoming Remarks Roger Pilon, VP 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 10:45AM-12:00PM Panel I: First Amendment and the Culture Wars Moderator: Ilya Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review David Forte, Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Thomas C. Berg, James L. Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of St. Thomas School of Law Robert McNamara, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice 12:00-1:00PM Lunch 1:00-2:15PM Panel II: Federalism and Government Structure Moderator: Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Cato Institute Mark Brnovich, Attorney General, Arizona Joseph Bishop-Henchman, Executive Vice President, Tax Foundation Jennifer Mascott, Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School 2:15-3:30PM Panel III: Big Controversies: Travel Ban, Gerrymandering & Cellphone Tracking Moderator: Clark Neily, Vice President for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute Josh Blackman, Associate Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law Houston David Gray, Professor of Law, Univ. of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute 3:30-3:45PM Break 3:45-5:00PM Panel IV: Looking Ahead: October Term 2018 Moderator: Ilya Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review Erin Murphy, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Tom Goldstein, Partner, Goldstein & Russell, P.C. Mark Sherman, Reporter, Associated Press 5:00-6:00PM Annual B. Kenneth Simon Lecture Moderator: Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute George Will, Columnist, Washington Post 6:00-7:00PM Reception - https://www.cato.org/events/17th-annual-constitution-day Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute

The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue

A Look at the October 2017 and 2018 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 17, 2018
10:30AM—7:00PM EDT


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

About the Symposium | Registration


Symposium Program

10:30-10:45AM Welcoming Remarks

Roger Pilon, VP 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
10:45AM-12:00PM Panel I: First Amendment and the Culture Wars

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

David Forte, Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Thomas C. Berg, James L. Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of St. Thomas School of Law
Robert McNamara, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
12:00-1:00PM Lunch
1:00-2:15PM Panel II: Federalism and Government Structure

Moderator: Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Cato Institute

Mark Brnovich, Attorney General, Arizona
Joseph Bishop-Henchman, Executive Vice President, Tax Foundation
Jennifer Mascott, Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School
2:15-3:30PM Panel III: Big Controversies: Travel Ban, Gerrymandering & Cellphone Tracking

Moderator: Clark Neily, Vice President for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute

Josh Blackman, Associate Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law Houston
David Gray, Professor of Law, Univ. of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
3:30-3:45PM Break
3:45-5:00PM Panel IV: Looking Ahead: October Term 2018

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

Erin Murphy, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Tom Goldstein, Partner, Goldstein & Russell, P.C.
Mark Sherman, Reporter, Associated Press
5:00-6:00PM Annual B. Kenneth Simon Lecture

Moderator: Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute
George Will, Columnist, Washington Post
6:00-7:00PM Reception
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