A Conversation with Eisenhower Biographer Alan Sears

DC Young Lawyers Chapter

One of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's deepest regrets, in fact what he called the biggest mistake of his presidency, was his Supreme Court appointments. Eisenhower thought that by simply appointing justices who were Republicans, he would be able to secure constitutional jurisprudence. Unfortunately, he soon learned that no such guarantees existed after his selection of Chief Justice Earl Warren and Associate Justice William Brennan.

It was this lesson that inspired pioneers like Attorney General Edwin Meese III and the founders of the Federalist Society to establish an organization dedicated to an originalist interpretation of the constitution. Through the education and training of law students and legal professionals, American Presidents have since had the benefit of choosing nominees that are faithful to the U.S. Constitution.  

Please join the Federalist Society for an evening conversation with Attorney General Ed Meese and Eisenhower biographer Alan E. Sears on the lessons Eisenhower learned and how they remain relevant today.


  • Charles J. Cooper, Partner, Cooper & Kirk, PLLC
  • Alan E. Sears, Founder, Alliance Defending Freedom & Author of The Soul of an American President: The Untold Story of Dwight D. Eisenhower's Faith

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Please contact Kate Fugate at katherine.fugate@fed-soc.org with any questions.