Hudson to Host a Discussion with Judge Stephen Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Sep 08, 2011, 09:52 ET from Hudson Institute

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to Senior Circuit Judge Stephen Williams, a society can be expected to evolve into liberal democracy, including private property and the rule of law, only if producer groups can organize and exert enough influence to prevent government predation. But groups strong enough to resist government predation are likely to be strong enough to mobilize government for predation against others. The resultant rent-seeking society may hollow out liberal democracy to a barely recognizable shell. Could courts at all offset this tendency, either by a tilt against rent-seeking in review of agency decisions, or by a revival of the rule against "partial legislation?"

Hudson Institute's Center for Economics of the Internet is pleased to present a discussion with Stephen Williams, Senior Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Hudson Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for the Economics of the Internet, will introduce and moderate the discussion.

What: Hudson Institute discussion with Judge Stephen Williams

When: September 16, 2011, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (Complimentary lunch will be served)

Who: Judge Stephen Williams, Senior Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Senior Fellow and Director, Hudson's Center for Economics of the Internet

Where: Hudson Institute (http://www.hudson.org)

Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center

1015 15th Street, NW, Sixth Floor

Washington, DC 20005

RSVP: http://www.hudson.org/JudgeWilliamsEvent  

Online Streaming: www.hudson.org/WatchLive

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James Bologna, 202-974-6456, jbologna@hudson.org

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