October 4, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:00 am , Eastern Time

Should Judges Secure Unenumerated Rights?


Dr. Rober Pilon from the Cato Institute will meet Professor Samuel Marcosson from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law to debate the topic of whether or not judges should secure unenumerated rights.

 This is a co-hosted event with the Federalist Society of the University of Louisville and the Brandeis Chapter of the American Constitution Society of the University of Louisville.

 Dr. Roger Pilon

Dr. Pilon is the Cato’s institute’s vice president for legal affairs, the founding director of Cato’s Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, the Inaugural holder of Cato’s B. Kenneth Simon Chair in Constitutional Studies, and founding publisher of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Prior to joining Cato, Pilon held five senior posts in the Reagan administration, including at State and Justice, and was a national fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. 

Professor Samuel A. Marcosson 

Professor Marcosson is an esteemed professor at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. His work concentrates on constitutional law (specifically the 14th Amendment) and civil rights issues facing the LGBTQ community. One of his many contributions to legal writing includes his book Original Sin:            Clarence Thomas and the Failure of the Constitutional Conservatives, a modern critique of adherence to “originalist” ideology by the Court’s conservative justices. Professor Marcosson is faculty adviser for the student chapter of the American Constitution Society here at U of L Brandeis School of Law.