Upcoming Events

The Federalist Society and the Supreme Court

  • Dates: 17 Sep, 2017
Sunday, Sept. 17
7 p.m.
Jo Young Switzer Center, upper
Constitution Day

Attorney Jonathan Watson discusses the history and philosophy of the Federalist Society – focusing on such concepts as separation of powers, federalism, judicial restraint and constitutional interpretation (textualism/originalism). Through an examination of the Constitution’s Appointments Clause, learn about how understanding those concepts can help one fathom controversies surrounding the judicial nominations of Merrick Garland and Neil Gorsuch.