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The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue
September 17, 2013 10:30 am
September 17, 2013 7:00 pm
Cato Institute
August 2, 2013
Cato Institute HQ
1000 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, DC, DC, 20001, United States
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The Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies Presents a Symposium


The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue


A Look at the October 2012 and 2013 Terms


To celebrate Constitution Day and the publication of the twelfth annual Cato Supreme Court Review.


About the Symposium | Registration



Symposium Program




10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Registration
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

Roger Pilon
Vice President for Legal Affairs and Director, Center for Constitutional Studies
Cato Institute


Ilya Shapiro
Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies and Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review 

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panel I: Equal Protection 

Moderator: Ilya Shapiro
Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review 

Gail Heriot, Professor of Law, University of San Diego Law School

William S. Consovoy, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Elizabeth B. Wydra, Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center 

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Panel II: Property, Money, and International Human Rights 

Moderator: Roger Pilon
Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute

Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, George Mason University Law School

Andrew M. Grossman, Associate, Baker & Hostetler LLP

Kenneth Anderson, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

2:15 – 3:30 p.m. Panel III: Patents and Class Actions 

Moderator: Walter Olson
Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Gregory Dolin, Associate Professor of Law, University of Baltimore Law School

David Olson, Associate Professor of Law, Boston College Law School

Mark Moller, Associate Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law

3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 – 5:00 p.m. Panel IV: Looking Ahead: October Term 2013 

Moderator: Ilya Shapiro
Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review

Howard Bashman, Law Offices of Howard J. Bashman

Tom Goldstein, Partner, Goldstein & Russell LLP

Marcia Coyle, Supreme Court Reporter, National Law Journal

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Annual B. Kenneth Simon Lecture

Freedom of the Press: A Liberty for All, or a Privilege for Some?


Hon. David B. Sentelle
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.



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