May 1, 2017

The Soul of the First Amendment

Featuring the author Floyd Abrams, Senior Counsel, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP; with comments by Ronald Collins, Harold S. Shefelman Scholar, University of Washington School of Law and Author, “First Amendment News,” Concurring Opinions blog; and Ilya Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute; moderated by Roger Pilon, Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

March 17, 2017

Rethinking Regulatory Takings: A Preview of Murr v. Wisconsin on the Eve of Oral Argument

Rethinking Regulatory Takings: A Preview of Murr v. Wisconsin on the Eve of Oral Argument

Opening remarks by Todd Gaziano, Executive Director, Pacific Legal Foundation DC Center; featuring Roger Pilon, Vice President, Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; Prof. Michael Pappas, Associate Professor of Law, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law; and Ilya Somin, Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University; moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

December 9, 2016

Cato in the Courts: Wall Street Edition

Cato in the Courts: Wall Street Edition

Featuring Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute; Thaya Brook Knight, Associate Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

September 28, 2016

Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power

Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power

Featuring the author Josh Blackman, Associate Professor, Houston College of Law; Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; with comments by Robert Barnes, Supreme Court Correspondent, Washington Post; and Philip Klein, Managing Editor, Washington Examiner, and author, Overcoming Obamacare: Three Approaches to Reversing the Government Takeover of Health Care; moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in 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.

January 29, 2016

The Libertarian State of the Union

The Libertarian State of the Union

Featuring Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow, Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute; Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; and Dan Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

December 7, 2015

Will the Supreme Court End Affirmative Action? A Preview of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin on the Eve of Oral Argument

Will the Supreme Court End Affirmative Action? A Preview of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin on the Eve of Oral Argument

Featuring Andrew M. Grossman, Associate, Baker & Hostetler LLP, and Adjunct Fellow, Cato Institute; John Paul Schnapper-Casteras, Special Counsel for Appellate and Supreme Court Advocacy, NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Gail Heriot, Professor of Law, University of San Diego, and Member, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Richard O. Lempert, Distinguished University Professor of Law & Sociology (emeritus), University of Michigan; and Wallace Hall, Regent, University of Texas System; moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.