The Presidency and the Courts

Cincinnati Lawyers Chapter
Start : Monday, October 06, 2008 10:00 AM
End : Monday, October 06, 2008 04:00 PM

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The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Featured Speakers:
Wendy Long
Jeffrey Sikkenga
M. Edward Whelan
Edwin Meese III
Robert D. Alt
David F. Forte
Paul D. Clement
Michael Gerhardt
George W. Bush
Douglas R. Cole


The Cincinnati Chapter of the Federalist Society, in conjunction with the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs, will host a one day conference on The Presidency and the Courts on Monday, October 6.


  Morning Speakers
Charles M. Miller, Louis D. Bilionis, Wendy Long, Jeffrey Sikkenga, M. Edward Whelan III
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 Edwin Meese

 Lunch Speaker
Edwin Meese III, Former U.S. Attorney General
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 George W. Bush

 Afternoon Speakers
Doug Cole, Robert D. Alt, Paul Clement, David Forte, Michael J. Gerhardt, George W. Bush
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10:00 am
Doors Open (Enter Security Screening Area on Second Floor Mezzanine)

10:30 am – 11:45 am
The Presidency and the Federal Courts: Historical Reflections

  • Louis D. Bilionis, University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • Wendy Long, Judicial Confirmation Network
  • Jeffrey Sikkenga, Ashland University
  • M. Edward Whelan III, Ethics and Public Policy Center
  • Moderator: Charles M. Miller, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Luncheon Address

  • Edwin Meese III, Former U.S. Attorney General
  • Introduction: Charles M. Miller, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Interpreting the Constitution: The Founders and Today

  • Robert D. Alt, The Heritage Foundation
  • Paul Clement, Former U.S. Solicitor General
  • David Forte, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Michael J. Gerhardt, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Moderator: Doug Cole, Jones Day

3:00 pm
Keynote Address

  • George W. Bush, President of the United States
  • Introduction: Peter W. Schramm, Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs

Guests wishing to attend the President’s speech should arrive no later than 1:00 pm.