Is the Constitution irrelevant in the Age of Obama?
Constitutionalists have won recent battles to protect First and Second
Amendment rights, but who will win the war is still in doubt. Given
President Obama’s apparent criteria for judicial appointments,
advocates of limited government and individual liberty have, at best, a
tenuous hold on the floodgates. And with two dozen lawsuits challenging
the federal health care law winding their way up to the highest court,
one of the greatest challenges faced by our constitutional republic has
yet to be overcome.
On Thursday, December 16, please join the Goldwater Institute for a
special presentation by constitutional scholar and Cato Institute
chairman, Robert A. Levy, who will discuss the constitutional
implications of health care, gun control, differences in constitutional
interpretation, and President Obama’s criteria for judicial
This forum is of special interest to attorneys as it qualifies for 1 hour of Continuing Legal Education.
Constitutional Relevance in the Age of Obama
When: December 16, 2010
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Light lunch will be provided
Where: Goldwater Institute, 500 E. Coronado Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004
to RSVP. Or email
Erica Wrublik at ewrublik at goldwaterinstitute dot org, or call (602) 651-1146 by noon Tuesday, 14, 2010.
This event is free of charge.
Robert A. Levy
is chairman of the Cato Institute's board of directors.
He joined Cato as senior fellow in constitutional studies in 1997 after
25 years in business. He also sits on boards of the Institute for
Justice, the Federalist Society, and the George Mason University School
of Law. He founded CDA Investment Technologies, a major provider of
financial information and software, and was its CEO until 1991. Levy
clerked for Judge Royce C. Lamberth on the U.S. District Court in
Washington, D.C., and for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg on the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. From 1997 until 2004, Levy was an
adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University. He has written
numerous articles on investments, law, and public policy. His writing
has appeared in the New York Times
, Wall Street Journal
, USA Today
, Washington Post
, National Review
, and many other publications. Levy has also discussed public policy on national radio and TV programs, including ABC's Nightline
, CNN's Crossfire
, Fox's The O'Reilly Factor
, MSNBC's Hardball
, and NBC's Today Show
. His latest book, co-authored with William Mellor, is The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom
Levy received his Ph.D. in business from the American University and
his J.D. degree from the George Mason University School of Law.