2016 Constitution Week Conference on Justice Scalia

Justice Scalia's Legacy and the Supreme Court

9:00 am Opening Address

  • Constitution at a Crossroads | Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Panel: Justice Scalia in the American Legal Tradition

  • “Constitutional Interpretation and the Founders" | Jeffry H. Morrison, Director of Academics, James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
  • “The Political Thought of Antonin Scalia” | James Staab, Professor, Department of Government, International Studies, and Languages, University of Central Missouri
  • “Justice Scalia, James Madison, and the Right of Conscience” | Rodney Smith, Incoming Director, Center for Constitutional Studies

1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Panel: Debating Originalism(s): Justice Scalia’s Jurisprudence

    • “Justice Scalia and Technological Change” | Jack Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, Director, The Information Society Project at Yale Law School
    • “Justice Scalia and Progressive Originalism” | Elizabeth Wydra, President, Constitutional Accountability Center
    • “Justice Scalia’s Original Public Meaning Jurisprudence” | Ralph Rossum, Salvatori Professor of American Constitutionalism, author of Antonin Scalia’s Jurisprudence: Text and Tradition

3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Panel: Justice Scalia, the Public, and the Supreme Court

  • “Antonin Scalia and the Politicization of the Supreme Court” | Bruce Allen Murphy, Judicial Biographer, Fred Morgan Kirby Professor of Civil Rights at Lafayette College
  • “The Virtues and Limitations of Justice Scalia’s Originalism and Textualism” | Nelson Lund, Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • “Making His Case: The Art of Persuading the Public” | Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Judicial Crisis Network