Supreme Solicitor Speaks

By Steven Libowitz   |   July 16, 2020

Theodore B. Olson, the former Solicitor General of the United States from 2001-2004 during President George W. Bush’s first term, who prevailed in more than 75 percent of the 65 cases he has argued in the Supreme Court, will conduct a conversation with representatives of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum that will be livestreamed on YouTube at 4 pm on Friday, July 17. Olson’s most famous cases include the Bush v Gore showdown arising out of the disputed 2000 presidential election and his most recent win, U.S. Dept of Homeland Security v Regents of the University of California, in which he challenged the Trump Administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”). In between, Olson joined his Bush v Gore opponent in bridging the political chasm to fight California’s Prop. 8 ban on same-sex marriage, which resulted in nationwide legalization for such marriages in 2013.

Other upcoming talks through the Reagan Library this month include No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of 20 thrillers Brad Thor talking about his latest book Near Dark: A Thriller (The Scot Harvath Series Book 20) on July 21; Fox News host, former editor of Men’s Health magazine and author Greg Gutfeld whose new book, The Plus: Self Help for People Who Hate Self Help, will be published four days after his July 24 appearance; Karl Rove, the former senior advisor to President George W. Bush and “The Architect” of Bush’s two successful campaigns, who will discuss the possible outcomes and implications of the 2020 presidential and congressional elections on July 26; and Maryland Governor and chairman of the National Governors Association Larry Hogan on the launch date for his new book, Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic, and the Toxic Politics that Divide America, on July 28.

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