Here Come Da Judge! Here Come Da Judge!...
Judge Andrew Napolitano, that is, the staunchest defender of civil liberties in the country and the author of the damning new (damn new?) book, A Nation of Sheep. Read reason's great interview with the self-professed "born-again individualist" here.
The judge is coming to Reason in DC, two days of drink, food, and public policy (in that order), which takes place at the Washington Ritz-Carlton and reason's spectacular DC HQ. It's the Woodstock of libertarian wonkery and you are invited, assuming you pay the entry fee of $500 (includes all speakers and meals; details below).
The judge, who appears daily on Fox News, will be joined by the likes of MTV's Kurt Loder (now ripping up the joint as a movie critic there; check out his great dissection of Michael Moore's Sicko here), former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, Nobel Prize winner Vernon Smith, former reasoner Matt Welch, plus a ton of speakers from reason itself: Nick Gillespie, Jacob Sullum, Ron Bailey, Radley Balko, and more.
The conference concludes with the DC premiere of The Drew Carey Project, a set of pioneering videojournalism clips that puts the sitcom star and Price is Right host at the forefront of the new New Journalism--and in the thick of the most important policy debates of the day. Go to Reason.tv to check out the first video.
More info from an earlier advert is below. See you at Reason in DC!
Join MTV's Kurt Loder, Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano, former House Majority Leader Rep. Dick Armey, Nobel laureate Vernon Smith, and many more great speakers in October when Reason Foundation, the nonprofit publisher of reason and reason online, brings its unique "Free Minds and Free Markets" approach to public policy to the nation's capital.
Magazine and foundation staffers Nick Gillespie, Ronald Bailey, Jacob Sullum, Radley Balko, Robert W. Poole Jr., Adrian Moore, David Nott, and others will also be speaking.
Former reasoner Matt Welch will be on hand to discuss his great new book, McCain: The Myth of a Maverick.
The event is co-sponsored by The Donald and Paula Smith Family Foundation and will take place the D.C. Ritz Carlton.
It begins with lunch on Friday, October 26 and concludes Saturday night at Reason's new Washington office with the D.C. launch party of the Drew Carey Project--our upcoming videojournalism series starring Drew Carey.