Pennsylvania Judicial Engagement State Forum

Philadelphia Lawyers Chapter - Online Event

Join us on Friday, October 16, 2020, for an exciting exploration of the Pennsylvania Constitution! Judicial engagement is the belief that the courts should not defer to the political branches when examining whether those branches have violated the law. This is usually discussed with the U.S. Constitution in mind. But Pennsylvania has a constitution too! And Pennsylvania judges interpret the state’s constitution and apply it against state and local governments. What should judges do in those cases? And what in the state’s constitution have we forgotten about and need to reaffirm and reinvigorate?

Join us to hear from a diverse and eminent group of constitutional lawyers, academics, and a judge in a wide-ranging discussion on judicial engagement and the Pennsylvania Constitution, including a keynote address by Howard Bashman of How Appealing and Above the Law. We will be offering at least 2 hours of Pennsylvania CLE.

The event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Justice and the Philadelphia Lawyers Chapter.