18th Annual Constitution Day

Conference
September 17, 2019
10:30AM to 7:00PM EDT
2019-09-17 10:30:00 2019-09-17 19:00:00 America/New_York 18th Annual Constitution Day The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue A Look at the October 2018 and 2019 Terms Presented through the generosity of The George M. Yeager Family Foundation 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. Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:30AM—7:00PM EDT Cato Institute F. A. Hayek Auditorium 1000 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC CLE credit will be offered and the form will be distributed at the conference. About the Symposium | Registration .live-online-now-video {max-width: 640px;} .live-online-now-text {margin-top: 16px;} .streaming-event .live-online-now-video, .streaming-event .live-online-now-text {display: none;} Symposium Program 10:30-10:45AM Welcoming Remarks Ilya Shapiro, Director, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute Introduction Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow in Constitutional Studies and Editor in Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review 10:45AM-12:00PM Panel I: Old Amendments, New Developments Brianne J. Gorod, Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center Anthony J. Colangelo, Professor of Law, Southern Methodist Univ. Dedman School of Law Eric Baxter, VP & Senior Counsel, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty Moderated by Trevor Burrus, Editor in Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review 12:00-1:00PM Lunch 1:00-2:15PM Panel II: Constitutional Structure Paul J. Larkin Jr., The John, Barbara and Victoria Rumpel Senior Legal Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation Roger Pilon, B. Kenneth Simon Chair, Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute Braden H. Boucek, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Beacon Center of Tennessee Moderated by William Yeatman, Research Fellow, Cato Institute 2:15-3:30PM Panel III: Potpourri Joshua D. Wright, Univ. Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason Univ. Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason Univ. Andrew M. Grossman, Partner, BakerHostetler, and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute Moderated by Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute 3:30-3:45PM Break 3:45-5:00PM Panel IV: Looking Ahead: October Term 2019 Elizabeth Slattery, Legal Fellow, Heritage Foundation Tom Goldstein, Partner, Goldstein & Russell Jan Crawford, Chief Legal Correspondent, CBS News Moderated by Trevor Burrus, Editor in Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review 5:00-6:00PM Annual B. Kenneth Simon Lecture: Judicial Independence and the Roberts Court Hon. Thomas Hardiman, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Director, Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute 6:00-7:00PM Reception If you can’t make it to the event, you can join the conversation on Twitter using #CatoSCOTUS. Follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute. - https://www.cato.org/events/18th-annual-constitution-day Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute

The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue

A Look at the October 2018 and 2019 Terms

Presented through the generosity of The George M. Yeager Family Foundation

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.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
10:30AM—7:00PM EDT
Cato Institute
F. A. Hayek Auditorium
1000 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC

CLE credit will be offered and the form will be distributed at the conference.

About the Symposium | Registration


Symposium Program

10:30-10:45AM Welcoming Remarks

Ilya Shapiro, Director, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute

Introduction

Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow in Constitutional Studies and Editor in Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review

10:45AM-12:00PM Panel I: Old Amendments, New Developments

Brianne J. Gorod, Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center
Anthony J. Colangelo, Professor of Law, Southern Methodist Univ. Dedman School of Law
Eric Baxter, VP & Senior Counsel, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Moderated by Trevor Burrus, Editor in Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review

12:00-1:00PM Lunch
1:00-2:15PM Panel II: Constitutional Structure

Paul J. Larkin Jr., The John, Barbara and Victoria Rumpel Senior Legal Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation
Roger Pilon, B. Kenneth Simon Chair, Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute
Braden H. Boucek, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Beacon Center of Tennessee
Moderated by William Yeatman, Research Fellow, Cato Institute

2:15-3:30PM Panel III: Potpourri

Joshua D. Wright, Univ. Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason Univ.
Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason Univ.
Andrew M. Grossman, Partner, BakerHostetler, and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute
Moderated by Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute

3:30-3:45PM Break
3:45-5:00PM Panel IV: Looking Ahead: October Term 2019

Elizabeth Slattery, Legal Fellow, Heritage Foundation
Tom Goldstein, Partner, Goldstein & Russell
Jan Crawford, Chief Legal Correspondent, CBS News
Moderated by Trevor Burrus, Editor in Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review

5:00-6:00PM Annual B. Kenneth Simon Lecture: Judicial Independence and the Roberts Court

Hon. Thomas Hardiman, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Director, Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute

6:00-7:00PM Reception

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