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    Events of Interest: Panel Discussion on the Constitution and the Courts (September 17)

    Celebrate Constitution Day 2008

    Please join the Constitution Project, a bipartisan think tank devoted to the preservation and promotion of constitutional safeguards, and Georgetown University, one of the world’s preeminent teaching and research institutions, as we celebrate Constitution Day on September 17, 2008.

    Constitution Day was established by federal law in 2004 to recognize the signing of the United States Constitution in 1787. You are invited to the 2008 celebration of Constitution Day, hosted at the Georgetown University campus, where distinguished jurists and practitioners will discuss the role of the courts in America’s system of checks and balances.

    In addition to the panel, the Constitution Project’s 2008 Award for Constitutional Commentary, given annually to the author of an outstanding written work that has improved the quality of public discourse through insightful, articulate analysis of a constitutional question, will be presented to this year’s winner, Linda Greenhouse. Ms. Greenhouse covered the United States Supreme Court for The New York Times, where she earned the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism in 1998, from 1978 to 2008.

    There is no charge for attendance. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience, as seating is limited.

    PROGRAM:

    Welcome: Scott Fleming, Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations, Georgetown University

    Introduction and Presentation of the Award for Constitutional Commentary: Virginia Sloan, President, the Constitution Project.

    Honoree Remarks: Linda Greenhouse (by video), former Supreme Court reporter, The New York Times, and recipient of the Constitution Project’s 2008 Award for Constitutional Commentary

    Panel Discussion:
    Viet Dinh, Assistant Attorney General of the United States, George W. Bush Administration
    Brett Kavanaugh, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
    Patricia Wald, former Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
    Seth Waxman, Solicitor General of the United States, Clinton Administration
    Moderated by: Joan Biskupic, Supreme Court reporter, USA Today

    Closing Remarks: Virginia Sloan

    Date: September 17, 2008 at 3:00 pm
    Location: Gonda Theater, Georgetown University; 37th St & O St, NW; Washington, DC
    For more information: http://constitutionproject.org/article.cfm?messageID=494 

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