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Meet the Participants

Arthur Miller (Moderator)
D'Army Bailey
Elizabeth Blakemore
James Bopp Jr.
Bert Brandenburg
Barney Frank
Stephen Gillers

Kamala D. Harris
W. Mark Lanier
Andrew P. Napolitano
Sandra Day O'Connor
Theodore B. Olson
Thomas R. Phillips
Antonin Scalia


Arthur Miller Arthur Miller
Professor of Law
Harvard Law School

Arthur Miller is the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He is nationally known for his expertise on the right of privacy. Professor Miller has been a moderator on many Fred Friendly Seminars series, including the recent programs "Our Genes/Our Choices: Who Gets to Know?"; "Disconnected: Politics, the Press and the Public"; "Epidemic!"; "Before I Die: Medical Care and Personal Choices." Previous series include Liberty and Limits: Privacy and Security on the Eve of the Millennium; The Constitution: That Delicate Balance; Ethics in America; In the Face of Terrorism; and That Delicate Balance II: Our Bill of Rights.

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D'Army Bailey D'Army Bailey
Tennessee Circuit Court
Memphis, Tennessee

Judge D'Army Bailey is an activist, politician, attorney, writer, columnist, public servant, and a circuit-court judge in Tennessee. Judge Bailey was born in 1941 and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He received his B.A. from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and his LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1967. Bailey returned to his hometown of Memphis and practiced law from 1974 to 1990. In 1990 he was elected circuit-court judge in Tennessee's 30th Judicial District. Judge Bailey has lectured at law schools, including Loyola in California, Washington and Lee, Washington University in St. Louis, and Notre Dame. He has published legal articles in scholarly journals at the law schools of the University of Toledo, Washington and Lee, Howard, and Harvard. Bailey currently serves on the executive committee of the Tennessee Judicial Conference.

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Elizabeth Blakemore Elizabeth Blakemore
Blakemore & Associates

Elizabeth Blakemore is a principal of Blakemore & Associates, a political and fundraising consulting firm based in Houston, Texas. Over the past twenty years, Elizabeth Blakemore has earned a reputation as the top fundraiser in Texas's top market, Houston, and one of the most sought-after Republican fundraisers statewide because she repeatedly ensures her clients have the resources they need to succeed. Today, she leverages her broad range of political experience to deliver unmatched results for leading candidates at every level, as well as some of the largest and most respected political-action committees, think tanks, and foundations across Texas. Ms. Blakemore also assists numerous state district court judges, justices on the 1st and 14th court of appeals, and Texas Supreme Court Justices Dale Wainwright and Don Willett.

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James Bopp Jr. James Bopp Jr.
General Counsel
James Madison Center for Free Speech

Bopp, Coleson & Bostrom

James Bopp is an attorney with the law firm of Bopp, Coleson & Bostrom in Terre Haute, Indiana. He is engaged in the practice of law with emphasis on not-for-profit corporate and tax law, on campaign finance and election law, and on U.S. Supreme Court practice. He is also general counsel for the James Madison Center for Free Speech. Mr. Bopp received his B.A. from Indiana University and his J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law.

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Bert Brandenburg Bert Brandenburg
Executive Director
Justice at Stake Campaign

Bert Brandenburg is the executive director of Justice at Stake. Brandenburg was the Justice Department's director of public affairs and chief spokesperson under Attorney General Janet Reno. Brandenburg serves on the National Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Judicial Campaign Conduct and the Coalition Alliance of the American Bar Association's Coalition for Justice. He holds a J.D. and B.A. from the University of Virginia.

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Barney Frank Barney Frank
U.S. Congressman (D-MA)

Barney Frank is a member of the United States House of Representatives. He is a Democrat and has represented the 4th District of Massachusetts since 1981. Frank is the most prominent openly gay politician in the United States. He received his B.A. from Harvard College, graduating in 1962. He taught undergraduates at Harvard while studying for a Ph.D., but left in 1968, before completing that degree, to become the chief assistant to Mayor Kevin White of Boston, a position he held for three years. In 1972, Frank was elected to the Massachusetts legislature, where he served for eight years. During that time, he entered Harvard Law School and graduated in 1977. In 1979 he became a member of the Massachusetts Bar, before being elected to Congress in 1980. He has published numerous articles on politics and public affairs, including Speaking Frankly in 1992.

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Stephen Gillers Stephen Gillers
Professor of Law
New York University

Stephen Gillers has been a professor of law at the New York University School of Law since 1978 and vice dean from 1999 to 2004. He does most of his research and writing on the regulation of the legal profession. His courses include Regulation of Lawyers, Evidence, and Law and Literature. Professor Gillers is the author of Regulation of Lawyers: Problems of Law and Ethics, a widely used law-school casebook first published in 1985 and now in its seventh edition. He is currently chair of the ABA's Joint Committee on Lawyer Regulation.

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Kamala D. Harris Kamala D. Harris
San Francisco District Attorney

In December 2003, Kamala D. Harris was elected as the first woman district attorney in San Francisco's history and is the only African American district attorney in California. DA Harris has developed a "smart-on-crime" approach—prosecuting violent crime with resolve while remaining committed to rehabilitation and placing a priority on preserving civil liberties. Harris graduated from Howard University and UC Hastings College of the Law before starting a successful career as prosecutor in Alameda County and San Francisco and then as managing attorney of the Career Criminal Unit in the San Francisco DA's office.

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W. Mark Lanier W. Mark Lanier
Lead Litigation Counsel
Lanier Law Firm

W. Mark Lanier is the founder of the Lanier Law Firm, where he serves as the firm's lead litigation counsel. He was chief counsel in the nation's first Vioxx trial. Before the August 2005 Vioxx verdict, Lanier was already recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in the United States. Recently, he was named by the American Lawyer magazine as one of the top 45 attorneys in the nation under the age of 45. Mr. Lanier is certified as a personal-injury trial specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed to practice in all Texas state and federal courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Lanier is also licensed to practice law in New York state. The Lanier Law Firm has offices in Houston, Longview, and New York and represents clients from all over the world in courtrooms across the United States.

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Andrew P. Napolitano Andrew P. Napolitano
Senior Judicial Analyst
Fox News

Former Superior Court Judge
State of New Jersey

Former New Jersey state judge Andrew P. Napolitano joined Fox News Channel in January 1998 and currently serves as senior judicial analyst. Judge Napolitano appears daily on The Big Story, cohosts Fox & Friends once a week, is a regular on The O'Reilly Factor, and cohosts daily the nationally syndicated radio show Brian and the Judge. Judge Napolitano is the youngest life-tenured superior court judge in the history of the state of New Jersey. While on the bench from 1987 to 1995, Judge Napolitano tried over 150 jury trials and sat in all parts of the superior court—criminal, civil, equity, and family. He has been published in many national publications, and his last book, The Constitution in Exile, is a New York Times best seller.

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Sandra Day O'Connor Sandra Day O'Connor
Associate Justice
U.S. Supreme Court, ret.

Sandra Day O'Connor is a former American judge and politician who served as the first female associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, from 1981 to 2006. Due to her case-by-case approach to jurisprudence and her relatively moderate political views, she was the crucial swing vote of the Court for many of her final years on the bench. She was nominated to the Court by President Ronald Reagan and served for over 24 years. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, she was a politician and jurist in Arizona.

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Theodore B. Olson Theodore B. Olson
Gibson, Dunn & Crutchery
Washington, D.C.

Former Solicitor General

Theodore Olson is the former solicitor general and now an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C., at the firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He has been with the firm since 1965 except for two forays into government, serving as President Bush's solicitor general from 2001 to 2004 and as assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel for three years during President Ronald Reagan's first term. He argued Bush's case before the Supreme Court that decided the outcome of the disputed 2000 presidential election.

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Thomas R. Phillips Thomas R. Phillips
Former Chief Justice
Supreme Court of Texas

Thomas R. Phillips, former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, is now an attorney in private practice in Austin at the firm of Baker Botts. He was the youngest chief justice in Texas history when appointed in 1988, and he was elected and reelected four times in contested, partisan elections. He served as president of the Conference of Chief Justices in from 1997 to 1998. In 2005, he received the Harry Carrico Award from the National Center for State Courts for his longstanding efforts to bring a nonpartisan, merit-based judicial selection system to Texas.

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Antonin Scalia Antonin Scalia
Associate Justice
U.S. Supreme Court

Antonin Scalia is an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court. After attending Georgetown University, where he completed his undergraduate studies and received an A.B. in history, he went on to Harvard Law School and served as editor of the Harvard Law Review. In 1971, after ten years in private practice, he entered public service, working as the general counsel for the Office of Telecommunications Policy under President Richard Nixon. He was then appointed the assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel in the Ford Administration. Justice Scalia then returned to academia, taking up residence first at the University of Chicago, then as visiting professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and at Stanford University. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed him to be a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Four years later, President Reagan nominated him as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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