Returning to our usual schedule, our next YLC event will take place next Wednesday, June 1st. Please plan to join us!
Our planned discussion could not be timelier. Even in the tempest of the present presidential race, at least one substantive policy issue has managed to break through: the future composition of the U.S. Supreme Court. The next president may have the opportunity to appoint several justices, shaping the direction of the Court—and many consequential areas of public policy—for decades to come. On Wednesday, June 1, the Manhattan Institute and YLC are pleased to welcome Professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz to discuss the future of the Court, constitutional interpretation, and controversial legal questions that are likely to reach the Court in the near term.
Mr. Rosenkranz is a professor of constitutional law and federal jurisdiction at Georgetown University Law School, a senior fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based Cato Institute, a board member of the Federalist Society, and a member of the board of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). (MI honored FIRE's cofounder and chairman, Harvey Silverglate, at this year's Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner just two weeks ago). Rosenkranz clerked for Judge Frank H. Easterbrook on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1999-2000) and for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy at the U.S. Supreme Court (October Term 2001). He served as an attorney-advisor at the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice (November 2002 - July 2004). He has also produced several Broadway plays and in 2011 was nominated for a Tony Award for the Best Revival of a Play in Arcadia.
MI senior fellow and legal-policy director James Copland will interview Mr. Rosenkranz, and then open up the floor to your questions. We look forward to seeing you there!