February 15, 2018

Should Public-Sector Workers Be Forced to Pay Union Fees?: A Preview of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Should Public-Sector Workers Be Forced to Pay Union Fees?: A Preview of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Featuring Raymond J. LaJeunesse Jr., Vice President and Legal Director, National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation; Donald B. Verrilli Jr., Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson and former Solicitor General of the United States; and Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

September 11, 2017

A Conservative Approach to Smarter Federal Marijuana Policy

A Conservative Approach to Smarter Federal Marijuana Policy

Featuring Tom Garrett (R-VA-05), U.S. Congressman; Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University; Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Jonathan Blanks, Research Associate, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

December 7, 2016

The State of American Criminal Justice

The State of American Criminal Justice - PANEL 1: The Human Toll of Incarceration

Featuring Kevin Ring, Vice President, Families against Mandatory Minimums, Marc Mauer, Executive Director, Sentencing Project, Keeda Haynes, Public Defender, Nashville Defenders, Tracey Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law, Yale University, Elizabeth Joh, Professor of Law, University of California, Davis, Walter Katz, Independent Police Auditor, City of San Jose, Maj. Max Geron, Dallas Police Department, Harvey Silverglate, Counsel Attorney, Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP, Hon. Shira Scheindlin, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York (ret.); Of Counsel, Stroock, Stroock, & Lavan LLP, Ken White, Attorney, Brown, White & Osborn, LLP, Moderated by Adam Bates, Policy Analyst, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute, Matthew Feeney, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute, Jonathan Blanks, Research Associate, Cato Institute, Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

June 14, 2016

Protecting Religious Liberty

Featuring Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Charles Glenn, Professor of Educational Leadership, Boston University; Charles Haynes, Vice President, Newseum Institute/Religious Freedom Center; Senior Scholar, First Amendment Center; Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of History of Education, New York University; Douglas Laycock, Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law; Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia; Louise Melling, Deputy Legal Director and Director of Center for Liberty, American Civil Liberties Union; Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; and Hon. William H. Pryor, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; John M. Barry, Author, Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty; Mark Rienzi, Senior Counsel, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty; Associate Professor of Law, Catholic University; moderated by Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; Jason Russell, Reporter, Washington Examiner; and Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies; Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute.

February 9, 2016

Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st-Century America

Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st-Century America

Featuring the authors Timothy Sandefur, Vice President for Litigation, Goldwater Institute; and Christina Sandefur, Vice President for Policy, Goldwater Institute; with comments by Robert V. Percival, Director, Environmental Law Program, University of Maryland School of Law; and Roger Pilon, Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

December 1, 2015

Policing in America

Policing in America: Welcoming Remarks and Panel 1: The Costs and Benefits of Emerging Police Technologies

Featuring Jerry Ratcliffe, Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, Temple University; Cynthia Lum, Associate Professor, George Mason University Department of Criminology, Law and Society and Director, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy; David A. Klinger, Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis; Vicki Gaubeca, Director, Regional Center for Border Rights, ACLU-New Mexico; Samuel Walker, Emeritus Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha; Wadie E. Said, Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law; Clark Neily, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice; Nathan Freed Wessler, Staff Attorney, Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, American Civil Liberties Union; William Jelani Cobb, Associate Professor of History and Director, Africana Studies Institute, University of Connecticut; Alex Rosenblat, Researcher and Technical Writer at the Data & Society Research Institute; and Emily Ekins, Cato Institute.