Boston Lawyers Chapter David Barron
, Jennifer C. Braceras
, Martha Coakley
, Nancy Gertner
, Michael Greco
, Nathaniel M. Gorton
, Jeff Jacoby
, Daniel J. Kelly
, George A. O'Toole Jr.
, Dean A. Reuter
, Carol Rose
, F. Dennis Saylor IV
, Douglas P. Woodlock
, Rya W. Zobel October 21, 2016
Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s classic depiction of the abuse of power, political assassination and intrigue – a plot that would rival any episode of House of Cards or Scandal. The play offers a valuable and timeless springboard for a discussion of the use of executive power in 21st century America – and its future under a Clinton or Trump presidency.
The Shakespeare & the Law series features a staged reading of the abridged play performed by prominent judges, attorneys, journalists, political strategists and scholars, followed by a panel discussion that explores the implications of the work in the era of Obama, Clinton and Trump. Presented in partnership with the Federalist Society, McCarter & English LLP, and Foley Hoag LLP.
This event took place at the Wimberly Theatre at the Boston Center of the Arts in Boston, MA on September 28, 2016.
Short video featuring Chris Walker
- David J. Barron, United States Circuit Judge for the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals
- Jennifer C. Braceras, Attorney and Editor of NewBostonPost
- Martha Coakley, Former Attorney General of Massachusetts
- Nancy Gertner, Retired Judge, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- Michael S. Greco, Partner at K&L Gates and past present of the American Bar Association
- Nathaniel M. Gorton, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
- Jeff Jacoby, Op-Ed Columnist for The Boston Globe
- Daniel J. Kelly, Chairman of the Boston Lawyers Division of the Federalist Society and a partner at McCarter & English
- George A. O’Toole, Jr., United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
- Dean Reuter, Vice President & Director of the Practice Groups of the Federalist Society
- Carol Rose, Executive Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts
- F. Dennis Saylor IV, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
- Douglas P. Woodlock, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
- Rya W. Zobel, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
Wimberly Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts
What are the limits of the powers of federal agencies? Prof. Chris Walker of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law discusses federal agency lawmaking and whether or not the administrative state is constitutional.