Judge Neomi Rao to Deliver Sumner Canary Lecture on “Textualism’s Political Morality.”

The Sumner Canary Lecture will be delivered by the Honorable Neomi Rao on Thursday, March 3. It is at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Judge Rao’s lecture will examine the political and moral basis of positive law. It will also discuss how textualism is a way to interpret statutory laws. Live, on-site at the law school, this event will take place at 4:30pm. You can also watch it live on the internet. The approval of 1-hour of CLE remains pending. Here are the details for registration.

The U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. currently has Judge Rao as a judge. Circuit. She was previously the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator. In addition to her work for the White House Counsel’s Office and the Senate Judiciary Committee, she has also worked as an administrator. Her tenured position at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School was where she established the Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative States. Additionally, she clerked on behalf of Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson at the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Fourth Circuit as well as Justice Clarence Thomas at the Supreme Court.

Judge Rao is just the latest of a long list distinguished jurists who have delivered the Sumnber Canary Memorial lecture. Neal Katyal, Judge Don Willett and former judges Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh were among the other recent lecturers. Here is a full listing of past Canary lecturers with video links when available.