Leading the Way: States and the American Constitutional Jurisprudence with Judge Jeffrey Sutton

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit will discuss his book, 51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law.

Sutton was appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed in 2003. He chaired the
Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States from
2009 to 2012, and served on the committee beginning in 2005. He went on to chair the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure from 2012 to 2015.

Sutton was in private practice in Columbus, Ohio, from 1992 to 2003, apart when serving as
solicitor general of Ohio from 1995 to 1998. He has also served as an adjunct professor of law at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law since 1994 and more recently as a visiting
lecturer at Harvard Law School.
He clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Lewis F. Powell Jr. and Antonin Scalia.