July 17, 2020
4:00 p.m. Pacific/7:00 p.m. EasternNo Reservations Required
July 17, 2020
4:00 p.m. Pacific/7:00 p.m. Eastern
Please join us virtually on July 17, 2020, as we have a conversation with former Solicitor General of the United States Theodore B. Olson. Mr. Olson was Solicitor General during the period 2001-2004. From 1981-1984, he was Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice in the Reagan Administration. Except for those two intervals, he has been a lawyer with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher since 1965.
Mr. Olson is one of the nation’s premier appellate and United States Supreme Court advocates. In 2010, Time Magazine selected Mr. Olson as one of the most 100 influential people in the world. His Supreme Court arguments have included cases involving separation of powers; federalism; voting rights; the First and Tenth Amendments; and more. He has argued 65 cases in the Supreme Court and has prevailed in over 75% of those cases. These include the two Bush v Gore cases arising out of the 2000 presidential election and his most recent win, U.S. Dept of Homeland Security v Regents of the Univ. of Calif., challenging the Trump Administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”). During the conversation, Mr. Olson will discuss his recent Supreme Court cases, and why he believes his conservative viewpoint has served him in representing these cases.
As Solicitor General, during the presidency of George W. Bush, Mr. Olson was the Government's principal advocate in the United States Supreme Court, responsible for supervising and coordinating all appellate litigation of the United States, and a legal adviser to the President and the Attorney General. As Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel during the Reagan Administration, Mr. Olson was the Executive Branch's principal legal adviser, rendering legal guidance to the President and to the heads of the Executive Branch departments on a wide range of constitutional and federal statutory questions, and assisting in formulating and articulating the Executive Branch's position on constitutional issues. Mr. Olson has served as private counsel to two Presidents, Ronald W. Reagan and George W. Bush, in addition to serving those two Presidents in the Department of Justice.
This event is free and will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel (YouTube.com/ReaganFoundation).