Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

Events

The Supreme Court and American Constitutionalism Conference

Third in the Ashbrook Series on Constitutional Politics

Conferences and Special Events

Saturday, April 13, 1996

The purpose of this conference was to evaluate the work of the Supreme Court of the United States in light of the requirements of American constitutionalism at the end of the 20th century.

The Program

Panel 1
“The least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution”: The Supreme Court As a Power Broker

Panelists:
Gerard V. Bradley, Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School
Nelson Lund, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
Jeremy Rabkin, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University
James R. Stoner, Jr., Associate Professor of Political Science, Louisiana State University
Panel Chair: Alice Batchelder, United States Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Panel 2
The Judiciary and the Administrative State

Panelists:
Akhil Reed Amar, Southmayd Professor, Yale Law School
Randy E. Barnett, Austin B. Feltcher Professor, Boston University School of Law
David K. Nichols, Associate Professor of Political Science, Montclair State College
Micheal Zuckert, Dorothy and Edward Congdon Professor of Political Science, Carleton College
Panel Chair: Ken Masugi, Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Ashbrook Center, Ashland University

Panel 3
The Supreme Court As Republican School Master: Constitutional Interpretation and the “Genius of People”

Panelists:
Hadley Arkes, Edward Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions, Amherst College
Walter Berns, John M. Olin University Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University; Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Stanley C. Brubaker, Professor of Political Science, Colgate University
Randall Kennedy, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Panel Chair: Bradford P. Wilson, Professor of Political Science, and Director of Academic Affairs at the Ashbrook Center, Ashland University

Concluding Remarks:
George Anastaplo

Professor of Law
Loyola University of Chicago

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