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Director of Cato Institute to Speak at ONU

Oct 27, 2009
Roger Pilon, Ph.D., J.D., director of the Cato institute, will discuss "How Constitutional Corruption has led to Ideological Litmus Tests for Judicial Nominees" in Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law Moot Court Room (129) on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 11:30 a.m.

Free and open to the public, the presentation is sponsored by ONU's Federalist Society.

Pilon is the founder and director of Cato's Center for Constitutional Studies, which has become an important force in the national debate over constitutional interpretation and judicial philosophy. He is the publisher of the Cato Supreme Court Review and is an adjunct professor of government at Georgetown University through The Fund for American Studies.

Prior to joining Cato, Pilon held five senior posts in the Reagan administration, including state and justice, and was a National Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution. In 1989, the Bicentennial Commission presented him with its Benjamin Franklin Award for excellence in writing on the U.S. Constitution. In 2001, Columbia University's School of General Studies awarded him its Alumni Medal of Distinction.

His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Legal Times, National Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Stanford Law & Policy Review, and others.

Pilon holds a B.A. from Columbia University, an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and a J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law.

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