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Calabresi Awarded Bradley Prize

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July 8, 2009
CHICAGO --- Steven Calabresi, George C. Dix Professor of Constitutional Law at Northwestern University School of Law, has been awarded the Bradley Prize by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

Calabresi, co-founder and chairman of the board of directors of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, received the award with other founders of this organization. He is an expert in constitutional law, comparative law and federal courts.

The award recognizes those with extraordinary talent and dedication making contributions to preserving and defending representative government and private enterprise. Each year up to four recipients are selected from among 100 nominated individuals involved in academia, public-policy research, journalism, civic affairs and the arts.

Widely cited by policymakers, Calabresi is the co-author, with Christopher Yoo, of a book titled “The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush” (Yale University Press, 2008).

He has published more than 50 articles and comments in law reviews, including “Term Limits for the Supreme Court: Life Tenure Reconsidered” (Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy). He served as an editor of the American Journal of Comparative Law and chairman of the section on Constitutional Law of the American Association of Law Schools.

Before joining the Northwestern faculty in 1990, he advised former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, President Reagan’s Domestic Policy Chief T. Kenneth Cribb, and he wrote speeches for Vice President Dan Quayle.

Founded in 1982, the Federalist Society is an organization of law students, lawyers and other individuals who share an interest in the law and are dedicated to advancing an understanding of the principles underlying American law. The Federalist Society has active chapters at each of the more than 200 American Bar Association-accredited law schools.
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