The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies is honored to announce that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will deliver the 9th Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture.
The namesake of the lecture – the eminent jurist Joseph Story – became the youngest Associate Justice ever to serve on the United States Supreme Court when he was appointed by President Madison in 1812. Story made a significant mark on American law in his thirty-three years on the bench, but his greatest contribution to jurisprudence is his renowned Commentaries on the Constitution, in which he set forth a philosophy of judicial restraint. This lecture series celebrates his legacy.
Previous Joseph Story Lectures have been delivered by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Judge Robert H. Bork, Professor John Harrison, Judge A. Raymond Randolph, Judge Alice M. Batchelder, Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, Judge Janice Rogers Brown, and Judge Carlos T. Bea.
More About the Speakers
The Honorable Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Director, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, and the Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Edwin Meese III
Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus