October 23, 2018

11:45am CDT



150 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago , IL 60601


  • Hon. Bob Barr, President and CEO, Liberty Strategies LLC
  • Dean Reuter, General Counsel | Vice President & Director, Practice Groups, The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
  • Prof. Christopher J. Walker, Associate Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Moderator: David L. Applegate, Partner, Williams Montgomery & John Ltd.

In 2016, Bob Barr and Dean Reuter joined a distinguish group of contributors to edit and write Liberty’s Nemesis: The Unchecked Expansion of the State. This wide-ranging collection of essays powerfully demonstrated how the growing American administrative state has steadily undermined democratic self-government, reduced the sphere of individual liberty, and burdened the free market and economic growth.

Importantly, the Federalist papers reflect the Framers’ perspective that the proper separation of powers and a strong, representative Legislative branch are essential to guarding against these trends. How has the Congress failed to live up to proscribed responsibilities and how can it regain it’s essential role in our constitutional order? Panelist Professor Christopher Walker and Moderator David Applegate will join the authors to tackle these and other related topics.

Plated lunch will be served.

Enter on Randolph Street for Petterino’s Banquets (lower level).
Space is limited. We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone not pre-registered.

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