Events

EAI’s 25th Jefferson Day Dinner

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, 1311 Williston Road, South Burlington
5:30 pm social hour. Dinner & Program 6:30 pm.

Attire: Business Casual

Make Your Reservations by Fri. April 9th

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

Click Here to Order Online

Email: EAI@ethanallen.org

Questions:
Call 802-695-1448

Nearby Hotels & Hostels

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

La Quinta Inn & Suites
Address: 1285 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
0.9 miles away from Doubletree (~3 minute drive)
Phone: (802) 865-3400

Ethan Allen Motel
Address: 1611 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
1.5 miles away from Doubletree (~5 minute drive)
Phone: (802) 863-4573

Burlington Hostel
Address: 53 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401
1.6 miles away from Doubletree (~7 minute drive)
Phone: (802) 540-3043

About Us

The Ethan Allen Institute is Vermont’s free-market public policy research and education organization. Founded in 1993, we are one of fifty-plus similar but independent state-level, public policy organizations around the country which exchange ideas and information through the State Policy Network.
Read more...

Latest News

An AP Climate Story

March 15, 2019 by John McClaughry Here’s an interesting story from Associated Press, dated June 29, 1989: “A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped...

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

Tuesday, April 9th At Trader Duke’s, 1311 Williston Road, South Burlington 5:30 pm social hour. Dinner & Program 6:30 pm. Click Here to Order Your Tickets Online “Jefferson, the...

So, We Can Stop Pretending Pre-K Is “For the Kids.”

March 12, 2019 by Rob Roper When the state started to ramp up its government-funded, government-run pre-k programs in 2005-2006, the rhetoric was all about how great this...

EAI’s Carbon Tax Stance Attacked By National Organization

March 8, 2019 By David Flemming Some folks are getting anxious that “progress” on passing carbon taxes at the state level has stalled nationwide. Media Matters, a nationwide...

Roll Call! Senate Votes To Commercialize Marijuana (23-5)

S.54 – AN ACT RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF CANNABIS PASSED in the State Senate on February 28, 2019 by a vote of 23-5 . Purpose: To create a regulatory system...

Video