Join Us! For EAI’s 25th Jefferson Day Dinner

Tuesday, April 9th
At Trader Duke’s, 1117Williston Road, South Burlington
5:30 pm social hour. Dinner & Program 6:30 pm.

Click Here to Order Your Tickets Online

“Jefferson, the Constitution, and the Courts: Lessons from Vermont’s History”

Paul Gillies, Introduced by Gov. Jim Douglas

Thomas Jefferson’s views on the proper role of courts evolved over fifty years. In his final years, he became a savage critic of the Supreme Court of his cousin Chief Justice John Marshall. Meanwhile, in the new state of Vermont, a Supreme Court was feeling its way toward countering extra-constitutional acts of a legislature. Two centuries later, the Court had begun to find and develop rights never imagined by the Framers.

Probably no living Vermonter has studied this fascinating evolution more than Montpelier attorney and historian Paul Gillies, the guest speaker for EAI’s 25th annual Jefferson Day event.

Paul Gillies has a B.A. from Case-Western Reserve University (1970), an M.A. from the University of Vermont (1975), and a J.D. from the University of Maine (1978). A former Deputy Secretary of State (1981-1993) and trial attorney with Tarrant, Gillies & Richardson (1993-present), he is in his 19th year as Moderator of the Town of Berlin. His latest book, The Law of the Hills: A Judicial History of Vermont has just been published by the Vermont Historical Society. His current project is a book on the Vermont Constitution with Vermont Law School professor Peter Teachout.

EVENT DETAILS:

Tuesday, April 9th
At Trader Duke’s, 1117 Williston Road, South Burlington
5:30 pm social hour. Dinner & Program 6:30 pm..

..

Click Here to Order Online

.Or you can send your check and entree choices to
Ethan Allen Institute
4836 Kirby Mountain Road
Concord VT 05824
(802 695 1448)

Attire: Business Casual

Make Your Reservations by Fri. April 5th

Individual Tickets: $50 (Beef Belissimo or Pork Chittenden)

Silver Sponsor: $250, Gold Sponsor: $500

Email: EAI@ethanallen.org

Refunds are available up to 2 weeks after the online purchase date, or 2 weeks after the check was written. All refunds must asked for by Mon. Apr 5th because the hotel wants the meal list several days ahead of time.

Questions:
Call 802-695-1448

Nearby Hotels & Hostels

Trader Duke’s (Event Location)
1117 Williston Road
Phone: 855 210 8004

DoubleTree by Hilton
Address: 870 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: (802) 865-6600

La Quinta Inn & Suites
Address: 1285 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: (802) 865-3400

Ethan Allen Motel
Address: 1611 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: (802) 863-4573

Burlington Hostel
Address: 53 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 540-3043

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