The Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture

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October 16, 2019 The Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture

Part of Heritage's "Preserve the Constitution" Series

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC


The Honorable

Edith Jones

Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies is honored to announce that Fifth Circuit Judge Edith Jones will deliver our twelfth 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 James 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 Clarence Thomas, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, then-Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, Judge Robert H. Bork, Professor John Harrison, Judge A. Raymond Randolph, Judge Alice M. Batchelder, Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, Judge Janice Rogers Brown, Judge Carlos T. Bea, and Senator Orrin G. Hatch.

5:00 P.M. Doors Open | 5:30 P.M. Lecture

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