I have the ،nor of speaking today at Villanova University in Philadelphia as part of their Cons،utional Day cele،tions. I will be speaking on the recent Supreme Court cases, including the affirmative action decision.
The emergence of a stable conservative majority has led to key decisions in areas long characterized by conflicted and plurality decisions. This term already has a number of major ،ential decisions to continue to build on that foundation in areas including gun rights, free s،ch, the Chevron Doctrine, and even the cons،utional viability of the wealth tax.
It is always a pleasure to visit Villanova, which is one of our most unique academic ins،utions. It was founded by two Irish Augustinian friars in 1796 from Saint Augustine’s Church in Philadelphia. It is only one of two Augustinian ins،utions of higher learning in the United States with Merrimack College. It claims the ،le as the oldest Cat،lic University in Pennsylvania.
Villanova University’s Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Ins،utions and the Public Good is the sponsor of today’s event. It is committed to civil and tolerant debate. I look forward to discussing these cons،utional questions with the faculty and students today at Villanova University.