A panel of legal experts will question whether Constitutional history mandates the outcomes of today's politics.
ConSource will host a large group of lawyers, judges, policymakers, educators, and interested citizens at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse in Washington, D.C. to explore whether constitutional history requires or predetermines a particular jurisprudential or political outlook. Renowned legal experts Akhil Amar and Judge Michael McConnell will lead the discussion.
Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science
Yale Law School
Judge Michael McConnell
Director of the Stanford Constitutional Law Center
Stanford Law School
Opening Remarks provided by Judge Royce Lamberth
United States District Court for the
District of Columbia
Program moderated by Judge Thomas Griffith
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Akhil Reed Amar is an American legal scholar, an expert on constitutional law and criminal procedure. Having been the Southmayd Professor of Law at Yale Law School, he was named the Sterling Professor of Law there in 2008. A Legal Affairs poll placed Amar among the top 20 contemporary US legal thinkers.
Judge Thomas Griffith
Thomas Griffith is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Before his appointment to the bench he was Senate Legal Counsel, the chief legal officer of the United States Senate. In November of 2011, Griffth was included on The New Republic's list of Washington's most powerful, but least famous, people.
Judge Royce C. Lamberth
Royce C. Lamberth is a federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, serving as its Chief Judge. He was nominated to the federal bench on March 19, 1987 by President Ronald Reagan, and confirmed by the United States Senate on November 13, 1987. He also served as Presiding Judge of the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court from 1995 to 2002.
Judge Michael McConnell
Michael McConnell is a constitutional law scholar who served as a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit from 2002 until 2009. Since 2009, Judge McConnell has served as Director of the Stanford Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School. He is also a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, and Of Counsel to the Litigation Practice Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.