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Judicial Restraint v. Judicial Engagement
What are the pros/cons for judicial restraint? What are the pros/cons for judicial engagement? Clark Neily (The Institute for Justice) and Adam White (The Hoover Institute) will debate the merits of these competing views of judicial review. Neily joined the Institute for Justice as a senior attorney in2000, where he went on to found the Center for Judicial Engagement. In addition to maintaining a successful litigation practice, Neily also authored Terms of Engagement: How Our Courts Should Enforce the Constitution's Promise of Limited Government. White is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and has been published in The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary and National Affairs, among others.
Join us on Wednesday, October 26 from 4:30 – 5:30. Food will be provided.
Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System
Professor Tara Smith (Texas) will introduce her new book, Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System (2015), a study of proper methodology in judicial review. Smith is also the author of Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist (2006) and Viable Values: A Study of Life as the Root and Reward of Morality (2000).
Following her remarks, GW Law professors Jonathan Turley and Thomas Colby will provide commentary and feedback.The panel will be moderated by Georgetown's Professor John Hasnas.
Join us on Thursday, November 8 in Gewirz 12 from 12:00-2:00. Lunch will be provided.
Comparative Originalism and What Comparativism Tells Us
Professor Yvonne Tew will discuss originalism in a comparative context and how a comparative perspective might challenge some of our assumptions about originalism in the United States. Professor Tew will explore how other countries, particularly those in Asia, have used constitutional history in interpreting their own constitutions. Professor Tew teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law and comparative constitutional law. Before joining the faculty at Georgetown, she taught at Columbia Law School as an Associate-in-Law, and was a Hauser Global Research Fellow at the New York University School of Law. She completed her Ph.D. in comparative constitutional law at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar.
Join us on Wednesday, November 16 from 4:00-5:30. Food will be provided.
2016 Book Presentation
Several faculty members including Professor Barnett (Our Republican Constitution), will band together to present their published books. Other faculty include Professor Donahue, Professor Nourse, and Professor Williams. All books will be offered for sale at the event.
Join us on Monday, November 21 at 1:00 in Gewirz.
Annual Salmon P. Chase Lecture at the United States Supreme Court
Each year, the Georgetown Center for the Constitution sponsors The Salmon P. Chase Lecture and Colloquium on the Constitution to bring scholars together to discuss some aspect of our constitutional history. This year's lecture will commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights Lecture, with a keynote address from Professor Colleen Sheehan (Villanova University).
As always, the lecture will be held in the United States Supreme Court, with welcoming remarks from Justice Breyer. Details for how to purchase tickets to this event are forthcoming.