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The Constitutionality of Executive Orders and Their Use Since Washington's Time

Please join George Washington's Mount Vernon and the Virginia Law Foundation for the Second Annual Constitutional Institute, exploring The Constitutionality of Executive Orders and Their Use Since Washington's Time, on September 29 and 30, 2016 at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. This program is generously supported by the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation.




Registration: 8:30am
Program: 9:00am - 4:30pm


Fred W. Smith National Library
George Washington's Mount Vernon
3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy.
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Featuring an all-star faculty, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who was counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, a former Counsel to the President of the United States during perhaps the most difficult period of our history, and a past Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, this program offers a one-of-a-kind, truly immersive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) experience. Participants will receive practical guidance and historical perspectives useful for any attorney dealing with constitutional issues involving Executive Orders and Executive Actions, regardless of the nature of the case. Additionally, participants will take a unique look into George Washington's governing philosophy as it related to Executive authority and the ongoing actions of modern day courts to heed his words. Featured faculty include Jeremy D. Bailey, Douglas Bradburn, Kate Elizabeth Brown, The Honorable Ken Cuccinelli, John W. Dean, Michael S. Greve, Edward J. Larson, Ilya Somin, and more. 

More information, including a program schedule and detailed faculty list, can be viewed here. A special reception hosted by the Virginia Law Foundation will follow each program and is included at no charge, to be followed by an optional private tour of the Mansion (additional fee, plus guest option, space permitting). 

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