Join America’s Future Foundation, Austin and the Center for the Study of Liberty for an in-depth, half-day seminar on the history of civil liberties in America.
This event will include an exploration of recent legislation that affects civil liberties and some of the controversies that have arisen as a result of this legislation, plus opportunities for networking with other pro-liberty professionals in Austin.
FREE LUNCH & DRINKS!
Clark litigates economic liberty, property rights, school choice, First Amendment, and other constitutional cases in both federal and state courts, as a senior attorney for the Institute for Justice. Clark is also the Director of IJ’s Center for Judicial Engagement, which was created to challenge the unconstitutional expansion of government by articulating a principled vision of judicial review, educating the public about the importance of a properly engaged judiciary, and advocating the Constitution as a charter of liberty and a bulwark against the illegitimate assumption of government power.
Trevor is a research fellow in the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies and managing editor of the Cato Supreme Court Review. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, and legal history.
12:15 - 12:30
Check-In & Networking
12:30 - 2:00
Lunch and Welcoming Remarks: Trevor Burrus on "Landmark Cases in Civil Liberties Jurisprudence"
2:00 - 2:15
2:15 - 3:30
3:30 - 4:00
4:00 - 5:00
Clark Neily on "Civil Liberties Litigation"
5:00 - 6:00
Happy Hour & Networking
In preparation for the discussion, please complete the following readings in advance of the event:
The Purpose and Limits of Government
Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs (Cato Institute)
Ham Sandwich Nation: When Everything is a Crime
Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law
(University of Tennesee, College of Law)
Why Innocent People Plead Guilty
Jed S. Rakoff, United States District Judge
VIDEO: When Everything is a Crime from Reason with Harvey Silverglate, Co-Founder of FIRE