18th Annual Constitution Day

Conference
September 17, 2019 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM EDT

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.

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.

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

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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

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2:15-3:30PM Panel III: Property Rights, Antitrust, and the Census

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

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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

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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

Download a podcast of B. Kenneth Simon Lecture

6:00-7:00PM Reception