Bench Memos

“Conservatism on Tap” Event in D.C.

Next Thursday evening, August 26, I will be speaking in downtown D.C. on “Justice Kagan, Proposition 8, and the Future of the American Judiciary” as part of ISI’s  “Conservatism on Tap” series for young conservatives.  More info here.

Ed Whelan — Ed Whelan is a leading commentator on nominations to the Supreme Court and the lower courts and on issues of constitutional law.

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