EAI's 25th Jefferson Dinner

Tuesday April 09, 2019 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Trader Duke's
1311 Williston Rd. South Burlington, VT 05403

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Description Every year friends of the Ethan Allen Institute gather for some good fellowship good food, and to celebrate the legacy of Thomas Jefferson.
This year we invite Montpelier attorney Paul Gillies to discuss Jefferson and the concept of Judicial Review. The exercise of judging whether a statute or an executive act is constitutional was a part of Vermont’s 1777 constitution. The Council of Censors could do no more than condemn a law, but in the majority of cases the legislature responded by repealing the statute. Thomas Jefferson would have approved of this approach.
He would not have been as charitable if he read the Vermont Supreme Court’s decision in Brigham v. State (1997), where Vermont’s highest court invalidated the state’s education funding system, and ordered it replaced, retaining jurisdiction just in case. To Jefferson, Brigham would have been as offensive as Marbury v. Madison (1803), where the U.S. Supreme Court issued a mandate reversing the President’s attempt to undo appointments by his predecessor.
Was Thomas Jefferson right? Join us to find out!
Social hour will take place from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, followed by dinner and our keynote speaker. Admission is $50. There will be a cash bar.
To make your reservation, please call 802-695-1448, or email eai@ethanallen.org,
When and Where
Trader Duke's
1311 Williston Rd.
South Burlington, VT 05403
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Eastern Standard Time
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