November 8, 2018 - 12:00 pm
On Thursday, November 8, at noon, please join the Federalist Society in welcoming Professor Michael Stokes Paulsen for a debate on the role of stare decisis in Supreme Court jurisprudence. A graduate of Yale Law School, Professor Paulsen argues that the doctrine of stare decisis fails to support judicial efficiency, stability, or credibility—the very values the doctrine is meant to protect. Professor Paulsen ultimately argues that “the doctrine may be repudiated, consistently with the doctrine.” Joining Professor Paulsen for this debate will be Professor Bridget Fahey, a Sharswood Fellow at Penn Law.
November 7, 2018 - 12:00 pm
On Wednesday, November 7, at noon, please join the Federalist Society in welcoming Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director of the Judicial Crisis Network, for a discussion on the legacy of Justice Clarence Thomas. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Ms. Severino clerked for Judge David Sentelle (D.C. Cir.) and Justice Thomas. After twenty-seven years on the bench, his legacy is already being debated; for example, ThinkProgress, a progressive outlet, declared him the "most important legal thinker of his generation." Professor Mitchell Berman will also be participating in the discussion.