The UVA 2021 Originalist Symposium
On Friday, the University of Virginia Federalist Society Chapter will hold its 2021 Originalist Symposium. I spoke at this conference last year–it was one of my final trips out of town before the lockdown. This year, the students have upped the ante, and put together a stellar lineup. You can register today to attend virtually.
I will be speaking on the first panel about Bostock.
Textualism After Bostock
Bostock v. Clayton County was a landmark decision in more ways than one. Of course, the holding was groundbreaking. But so too was the fact that all three Bostock opinions rooted themselves in textualist principles. How much does the Bostock split matter? Should we expect more or fewer divisions like those in Bostock? And how will the Court’s changes in personnel affect this divide?
Prof. Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law
Prof. Tara Leigh Grove
University of Alabama School of Law
Prof. Michael Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
The second panel will track the growing discontent for originalism within the conservative legal movement.
Originalism’s Conservative Foes
The conservative legal movement has championed originalism for decades. But there are growing signs of dissension — some argue that originalism has out
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