Liberty’s Champion: How Congress Can Check The Expanding State

Date(s) - 10/23/18
11:45 am - 1:30 pm


Hosted by
Federalist Society Chicago

Liberty’s Champion: How Congress Can Check The Expanding State

Chicago Lawyers Chapter – Federalist Society

Oct 23 2018  Tuesday 11:45 a.m.


  • 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. John Yoo, Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law and Co-Faculty Director, Korea Law Center, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

In 2016, the panelists edited and wrote 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? This panel will tackle these and other related topics.

Plated lunch will be served.