I will be speaking today at a conference at Yale as part of the annual William F. Buckley Jr. Program. The conference is on “The Constitution and the Courts: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Future of Freedom.” My specific panel addresses “Judicial Confirmations and Interpreting the Constitution: Borking, Activism, and Originalism.”
Speakers at the conference will include former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, Randy Barnett, Carlos Eire, E. Donald Elliott, David French, Mollie Hemingway, Michael McConnell, Judge William H. Pryor, Jr., Nicholas Rosenkranz, Peter Schuck, Ilya Shapiro, Jonathan Turley, Ed Whelan, and Adam White.
I will be joined on the panel by an esteemed group of academics including Georgetown Professor Randy Barnett and President of the Ethics Center and Public Policy Center Ed Whelan and Moderator Yale Law Professor E. Donald Elliott.
I will bringing my 11-year-old daughter Madie with me to the event in the hopes of getting her admitted on an early, early, early decision application.