The Annual Lecture will be delivered virtually in the afternoon on Monday, June 6, 2022. The Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Jeffrey Sutton, will present a lecture focusing on his recent book Who Decides? States as Laboratories of Constitutional Experimentation. The book discusses the nature of federalism, comparing state governments with the federal government. He maintains that the constitutions of individual states should be taken into account when thinking about American constitutional law, and that they play a critical role in protecting the rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States itself. The book follows up on his previous book 51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law.
Judge Sutton clerked for Justices Powell and Scalia, and was a partner at Jones Day, among other professional accomplishments. He is a long-time member of the Supreme Court Historical Society.The Annual Meeting is chaired by Society Trustee Laurie Webb Daniel.
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