Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 1:00 pm
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Civic Charity and the Constitution
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 12-1 p.m.
Sponsored by the ONU Law Student Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, the Honorable Thomas B. Griffith, Retired Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, will speak on the need to place community over political tribalism in pursuit of a common good.
From 2005 until this September, Thomas B. Griffith was a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, widely regarded as the second most important court in the country. At the time of his nomination by President George W. Bush, Judge Griffith was the General Counsel of Brigham Young University. Before that he was a litigation partner in a law firm in Washington, DC and served a four-year term as Senate Legal Counsel, the chief legal officer of the US Senate. As Senate Legal he was deeply involved in the impeachment trial of President Clinton. A graduate of BYU and the University of Virginia School of Law, Judge Griffith has long been active in rule-of-law projects in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe. He is currently a Lecturer on Law at Harvard and Virginia, a Senior Adviser at the National Institute for Civil Discourse, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at BYU. Judge Griffith and his wife Susan are the parents of six and the grandparents of ten, eight of whom live nearby their home in the countryside of northern Virginia.
Professor Dallan Flake shared, "We are incredibly fortunate and honored to have Judge Griffith speak to the ONU community. A member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society himself, Judge Griffith has spent his career promoting fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law."
The event is open to the ONU community, and no registration is required. Join us via Zoom: https://onu.zoom.us/