Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Conference on The Presidency and the Supreme Court

On Sunday and Monday, November 11-12, 2007, the nation's twelve Presidential Libraries, the National Archives and other supporters will be convening a conference, "The Presidency and the Supreme Court." The conference, which will be held at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York, will assemble a wide range of speakers, including scholars, government officials and journalists, to discuss the complex relationship between Presidentsand the Supreme Court and aspects and impacts of those institutional and personal interactions.

The conference agenda is as follows:

Sunday, November 11, 2007
1:00 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks Dr. Allen Weinstein (Archivist of the United States)
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (Co-Chair, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute)
President George H. W. Bush (via video)

1:15 - 3:00 p.m.
Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt and the 1930s Supreme Court
Chair: Professor and Provost Alan Brinkley (Columbia University)

Professor William E. Leuchtenburg (University of North Carolina)
Professor G. Edward White (University of Virginia)
Jonathan Alter (author and Newsweek Senior Editor)

3:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Shaping the Modern Court: Presidents Truman through George W. Bush
Chair: Dr. Allen Weinstein (Archivist of the United States)

Ambassador C. Boyden Gray (White House Counsel to President George H.W. Bush)
Professor Douglas Brinkley (Rice University)
Professor Laura Kalman (University of California Santa Barbara)

5:00 p.m.Keynote Address
The Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor (retired Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States)

Monday, November 12, 2007

9:15 a.m.Welcoming Remarks
Sharon Fawcett (Assistant Archivist for Presidential Libraries)
The Honorable Judith S. Kaye (Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals and Chief Judge of the State of New York)

Moderator for the Day: Nina Totenberg (Legal Affairs Correspondent, National Public Radio)

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
The Presidency, the Supreme Court and Civil Rights

Roger Wilkins (civil rights leader and former Assistant Attorney General)
Professor David A. Nichols (Southwestern College)
The Honorable Shirley Hufstedler (former Secretary of Education and federal judge)
Professor Norman Dorsen (New York University; former President of the ACLU)
Juan Williams (National Public Radio and Fox News).

Lunch Break12:45 - 2:45 p.m.

The Presidency, the Supreme Court and the "Culture Wars"

The Hon. Michael W. McConnell (United States Circuit Judge)
Professor Heather Gerken (Yale Law School)
Professor Michael C. Dorf (Columbia Law School)

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
The Supreme Court and Presidential Power

Anthony Lewis (author, former New York Times columnist and Supreme Court reporter)Professor John Q. Barrett (St. John's University)
John W. Dean (White House Counsel to President Nixon)
Beth Nolan (White House Counsel to President Clinton)

5:00 p.m.Concluding Remarks Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel (Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute)

* * *For further information: click here for the conference homepage; to register, call (845) 486-1966.