The Federalist Society and
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company present
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and the Use and Abuse of Executive Power
September 28, 2016
Steven Maler, Artistic Director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Daniel Kelly, Partner at McCarter & English, LLP
The Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
Time: 6:00 p.m. Presentation
The Federalist Society, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and McCarter & English present a staged reading of excerpts from William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, the latest offering in their Shakespeare and the Law series. Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s classic depiction of the abuse of executive power, political assassination and intrigue – a plot that would rival any episode of House of Cards or Scandal. The play offers a valuable and timeless springboard for a discussion of the use of executive power in 21st-century America – and its future under a Clinton or Trump presidency.
U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals Judge David Barron; Jennifer C. Braceras, Editor of NewBostonPost; Martha Coakley, Former Attorney General of Massachusetts; Jeff Jacoby, Columnist for The Boston Globe; Retired Federal Judge Nancy Gertner; Federal Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton; Michael S. Greco, Past President, American Bar Association; Daniel J. Kelly, Partner at McCarter & English; Federal Judge George A. O’Toole, Jr.; Federal Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV; Federal Judge Douglas P. Woodlock; and Federal Judge Rya W. Zobel.
Dean Reuter, VP and Director of Practice Groups for the Federalist Society
Special Guest Panelists:
Carol Rose, Executive Director of ACLU of Massachusetts
David French, Writer, National Review