The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom

Puget Sound Lawyers Chapter

Speaker:

  • Chip Mellor, President and General Counsel, Institute for Justice

Speaker:

  • Chip Mellor, President and General Counsel, Institute for Justice

*Mr. Mellor is the co-author of the book with Bob Levy.

About this program: The Dirty Dozen is about 12 Supreme Court cases that changed the course of American history -- away from constitutional government -- by abandoning the principles that were painstakingly and ingeniously shaped by our Founding Fathers.

In The Dirty Dozen, William H. Mellor and Robert A. Levy identify and dissect the Court's most egregious decisions from 1934 to date. Mellor, who is president and general counsel of the Institute for Justice, and Levy, who is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, write from a limited government perspective.
That distinguishes them from liberals, who treat the Constitution as if it empowered the federal government to redistribute income while regulating anything and everything, and from conservatives, who demand limitations on federal power, but rarely when that power is used by the executive branch during wartime or to impose restrictions on private moral and social behavior.

The lesson of The Dirty Dozen is straightforward: Judges must honor our founding principles -- expansive personal freedom coupled with tightly constrained legislative and executive powers -- which have preserved and protected this nation for more than two centuries.

 

$30.00 (includes lunch)
CLE Credits Pending

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Andrew Cook at 206.553.9511 or andyc@biaw.com.