Constitution Day Celebration

The Grand Rapids Lawyers Chapter
Start : Tuesday, September 17, 2013 05:30 PM
End : Tuesday, September 17, 2013 07:00 PM

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Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett, LLP
333 Bridge St NW #17
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Featured Speakers:
Charles D. Stimson



  • Charles D. Stimson, National Security Law Program Manager and Senior Legal Fellow, Heritage Foundation
  • Introductory remarks by: Justice David F. Viviano, Michigan Supreme Court

Charles “Cully” Stimson is a widely recognized expert in national security, homeland security and crime control. A senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation since 2007, Stimson became manager of the National Security Law Program in Heritage’s Davis Institute for International Studies in April 2013 after serving as Heritage’s chief of staff for a year.

Stimson has written and lectured on policy issues such as military detention and commissions, intelligence and criminal law (including the Patriot Act and FISA), immigration and the war on drugs. As chief of staff to then-Heritage President Edwin J. Feulner, he was a key adviser on public policy matters as well as manager of Feulner’s office staff and Heritage’s day-to-day operations.

Stimson’s many research papers, op-eds and articles include the special report “Adult Time for Adult Crime,”Heritage’s comprehensive study on the constitutionality of life sentences for teen-age murderers. His work on criminal and immigration law has been cited in briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Registration details:

Complimentary drinks & hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

RSVP requested to West Michigan Chapter President Nicholas Dondzila at or (616) 257-5156.