Judge to Speak at Ashbrook Center Major Issues Lecture Series Luncheon

Judge to Speak at Ashbrook Center Major Issues Lecture Series Luncheon

10/4/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Jeffrey S. Sutton, judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, will speak on the topic of “51 Imperfect Solutions” at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 12 noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Tickets for this lunch and lecture event are $20 per person or $160 for a table of eight. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Carrie Clever at cclever@ashbrook.org or 419-289-5411.

Judge Sutton has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit since 2003 and has been called the “intellectual engine” of the Circuit’s conservative block.

Before taking the bench, Judge Sutton was the State Solicitor of Ohio and a partner at Jones Day in Columbus. He has argued 12 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous cases in the state supreme courts and federal courts of appeal. Judge Sutton also served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justices Lewis F. Powell Jr. and Antonin Scalia.

Since 1993, Judge Sutton has also been an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University College of Law, where he teaches seminars on State Constitutional Law, the U.S. Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy. He also teaches a class on State Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School.

Judge Sutton is also the author of a new book that calls for more attention to the role of states in the American republic, 51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law. As Judge Sutton puts it, the “central conviction” of the book is that “an underappreciation of state constitutional law…has undermined the appropriate balance between state and federal courts in protecting individual liberty.”

Copies of 51 Imperfect Solutions will be available for purchase at this event and Judge Sutton will offer a book signing following the lecture.

The Ashbrook Center, located on the campus of Ashland University, seeks to restore and strengthen the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. Ashbrook teaches students and teachers across the country what America is and what she represents in the long history of the world. ###

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