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Congress’s Interbranch Role: The Executive, the Court, and Dobbs

May 25

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Senate Visitors Center
U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC
Room SVC 203-02

In light of recent events such as the leaked Dobbs draft opinion and Congress’s response through legislation, the Gray Center hosted a timely conference on Capitol Hill to discuss the role of Congress in relation to both the Supreme Court and the Executive Branch. The conference included two panels followed by a keynote lunch.

All sessions held in the Senate Visitors Center
(First St NE, Washington, DC 20515), Room SVC 203-02

9:00 – 9:25 am: Registration & Breakfast

9:25 – 9:30 am: Welcome

Jennifer Mascott, Assistant Professor of Law & Co-Executive Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, Scalia Law School

9:30 am – 10:45 am: Panel 1 – Congress versus the Executive (Emergency Authority, the Border, Regulatory Reform, & Oversight)

The Honorable Steven G. Bradbury, Former General Counsel and Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation

William R. Levi, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP (former Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Justice)

Hashim M. Mooppan, Partner, Jones Day (former head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Appellate Division)

Josh Chafetz, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

10:45 – 11:00 am: Break

11:00 am – 12:15 pm: Panel 2 – Congress, Jurisdiction, Process, & the Institution of the Supreme Court

The Honorable Thomas B. Griffith, Special Counsel, Hunton Andrews Kurth (former Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit & former Member, Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States)

The Honorable Steven A. EngelPartner, Dechert LLP (former Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, DOJ)
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Gray Center

Jeffrey B. Wall, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (former Acting Solicitor General of the United States)

Sarah Isgur, Co-Host, Advisory Opinions Podcast & Staff Writer, The Dispatch; AnalystABC News & former Director of the Office of Public Affairs, DOJ

12:15 – 12:30 pm: Break

12:30 – 1:15 pm: Lunchtime Conversation

Ambassador C. Boyden Gray, former White House Counsel and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union

1:15 pm: Adjourn


May 25


Senate Visitors Center
U.S. Capitol
District of Columbia, DC United States
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