A debate on the legal and social merits of school choice in Arizona has been scheduled for 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, in Armstrong Hall, Room 116, on Arizona State University's Tempe Campus.
Paul Bender, a professor at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU, will debate Clint Bolick, president and general counsel of the Alliance for School Choice, a national non-profit educational policy group advocating school choice programs across the United States.
The event, sponsored by the ASU student chapter of The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, is free and open to the public.
Bolick also is a co-founder of the Institute for Justice, where he currently serves as counsel for strategic litigation. He worked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission while Justice Clarence Thomas was the EEOC chairman and has worked on defending the first Wisconsin school voucher program. His most recent non-fiction book is David's Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary.
Bender, a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, currently teaches U.S. and Arizona constitutional law and a seminar on the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as a law clerk to Judge Learned Hand of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter.
According to its Web site, The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a non-profit organization comprised of conservatives and libertarians founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve individual freedom, that the separation of powers is central to the Constitution, and that it is the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.
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