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Capitol Hill Talk on Confirmation Process

At breakfast time on Friday, June 4, I will be presenting a talk titled “A Supreme Standard: Constitutionalism and the Supreme Court Confirmation Process.”  The talk is sponsored by Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship and is part of its monthly “First Principles on First Fridays” lecture series.  The event runs from 7:30 to 8:45 and includes a light breakfast.  For more information or to register to attend, see here.

Relatedly, I’m pleased to highlight Michigan supreme court justice Stephen J. Markman’s excellent white paper, “The Coming Constitutional Debate: A Citizen’s Guide”—the topic of a recent Kirby Center event.

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