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, 1117 Williston Road, South Burlington
5:30 pm social hour. Dinner & Program 6:30 pm.

Attire: Business Casual

Make Your Reservations by Fri. April 5th

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

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

Email: EAI@ethanallen.org

 

Questions:
Call 802-695-1448

Nearby Hotels & Hostels

Trader Duke’s (Event Location)
1311 Williston Road, So. Burlington VT 05403
Phone: (855 210 8004)

DoubleTree by Hilton
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

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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.
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