6:30PM – 7:30PM
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The Rule of Law: Virtual Discussion with Jessie K. Liu ’98 JD and Jonathan Kravis ’04 JD
The Yale Club of Washington invites you to a private virtual discussion featuring former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu YLS ‘98 and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Kravis YLS ‘04.
"The law is a rule for men to live by," said then-Supreme Court Justice (and former Attorney General and future Nuremburg prosecutor) Robert H. Jackson, whom the Wall Street Journal recently called "the patron saint of the rule of law," in 1943. Today, "rule of law" has become a catchphrase across the political and ideological spectrum. In testimony this summer, Attorney General William Barr told the House Judiciary Committee, "[W]hat we're trying to do is restore the rule of law. . . . And I felt we didn’t have that previously at the department, we had strayed." But at the Democratic National Convention, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates asserted that President Trump has "trampled the rule of law." But what does the "rule of law" really mean? How do we know what is, and what is not, the "rule of law"? And what is the role of the Department of Justice in promoting it, now, in 2021, and beyond?
Please Note: This event will not be recorded, so we strongly encourage registering and attending.