The Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture

Event The Constitution
Event The Constitution

October 24, 2018 The Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture

Preserve the Constituion

Invitation Only, Watch Live Online.

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC


The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch


United States Senate


The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies is honored to announce that Senator Orrin G. Hatch will deliver our tenth 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 Clarence Thomas, 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, Judge Carlos T. Bea, and Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.

~ Reception following ~