2005 Founders' Celebration Events

Supreme Court Nominations:
Prospects & Consequences for the Court and the Nation

April 6, 2005
10:30am - 1:30pm
Room 603


Program Brochure

The nation faces the strong likelihood of one or more US Supreme Court Justices retiring in the next few years, perhaps beginning as soon as this summer. This uncertainty follows a period of remarkable stability in the makeup of the Court - 11 years with no turnover. This is a critical time to explore what the consequences will be of one or more new Justices. What volatile issues - such as abortion, affirmative action, gay rights, the juvenile death penalty - will be open for reconsideration?

Speakers Include:

  • Bradford Berenson - Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood; Associate White House Counsel (2001-2003)
  • Prof. Drew S. Days - Yale Law School; Solicitor General (1993-1996)
  • Prof. Charles Fried - Harvard Law School; Solicitor General (1985-1989)
  • Tom Goldstein - Goldstein & Howe, P.C.
  • Claudio Grossman - Dean, Washington College of Law
  • Prof. Marci A. Hamilton - Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • Manuel Miranda - Former Nominations Counsel, Senate Majority Leader Bill First (R-TN)
  • Clifford Sloan - Publisher, Slate Magazine; Associate White House Counsel (1993-1995)
  • Prof. David A. Strauss - University of Chicago Law School
  • Nina Totenberg - National Public Radio
  • Ronald Weich - Senior Counsel, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
  • Prof. Steve Wermiel - Washington College of Law

For further information, please contact The Office of Special Events & CLE at 202-274-4075.

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