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

The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue
A Look at the October 2008 and October 2009 Terms

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

Thursday, September 17, 2009
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
F.A. Hayek Auditorium

Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

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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
Editor in Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Panel I: Civil Rights and Federalism: Voting Rights, Equal Protection, and Preemption

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

Kenneth L. Marcus
Ackerman Chair, CUNY/Baruch College School of Public Affairs

Roger Clegg
President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity

Roger Pilon
Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Panel II: The Many Kinds of Speech: Obscenity, Public Parks, Elections

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

Nadine Strossen
Professor of Law, New York Law School; former President, ACLU

James Bopp, Jr.
General Counsel, James Madison Center for Free Speech

Brad Smith
Professor of Law, Capital University Law School; former Chairman, FEC

2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Panel III: Criminal Law: Revisiting the Fourth and Sixth Amendments

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Moderator: Timothy Lynch
Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute

Erik Luna
Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law

Orin Kerr
Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

Mark Chenoweth
Senior Fellow in Legal Studies, Pacific Research Institute

3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Break

3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Panel IV: Looking Ahead: October Term 2009

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

Jan Crawford Greenburg
Legal Correspondent, ABC News

Tom Goldstein
Partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz
Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Annual B. Kenneth Simon Lecture: Natural Rights and the Effect of Partial Enumeration

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Hon. Michael W. McConnell
Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (until August 31, 2009; as of September 1, 2009: Professor of Law and Director of the Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School)

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Reception