The Conservative Case for an Activist Judiciary

Hartford Lawyers Chapter

Speaker:

  • Clint Bolick, Author of The Conservative Case for an Activist Judiciary

Speaker:

  • Clint Bolick, Author of The Conservative Case for an Activist Judiciary

Clint Bolick is president and general counsel of the Phoenix-based Alliance for School Choice, the nation's leading advocacy organization for school choice. Focused on the educational needs of economically or otherwise disadvantaged schoolchildren, the Alliance was launched on May 17, 2004, the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, to help fulfill the promise of educational opportunities for children who desperately need them. In 2005, the Alliance spearheaded the most successful legislative year ever for the school choice movement, resulting in two new and five expanded school choice programs and providing high-quality educational options to more than 100,000 disadvantaged children. Previously, Bolick co-founded and served as vice president of the Institute for Justice, a Washington, D.C.-based libertarian public interest firm. Bolick led the litigation team that defended the constitutionality of school choice programs across the nation, which culminated in 2002 in the successful defense of the Cleveland program in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Zelman v. Simmons-Harris. In 2003, American Lawyer recognized Bolick as one of the nation's three lawyers of the year in light of his legal work in support of school choice. In 2003, Bolick recounted the experiences of 12 years of school choice litigation in Voucher Wars: Waging the Legal Battle Over School Choice, published by the Cato Institute. His newest book, David's Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary, was published in 2007.

 

Free and open to the public. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

RSVP: Brian Freeman, 275-8310, bfreeman@rc.com  

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