The Hatch Center—the policy arm of the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation—announced it will be hosting “A Discussion On Civility” with Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch on Friday, September 20 at 7 p.m. at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
“Civility is the indispensable public virtue. Yet sadly, it has all but vanished from our political discourse,” said Orrin G. Hatch, Chairman Emeritus of the Hatch Foundation. “Our nation has much to learn from leaders like Justice Gorsuch—men and women who can stand firm in their beliefs but still disagree with grace and dignity. I’m grateful that Justice Gorsuch would accept my invitation to visit Utah, and I look forward to hearing his thoughts on how we can restore civility to its proper place in American society.“
During his final years in the Senate, Hatch urged his colleagues in Congress to “recommit to civility.” He weighed in frequently on the subject through various op-eds (see here and here) and Senate floor speeches.
Justice Gorsuch will be joined by his former colleague Judge Carolyn B. McHugh, appointed by President Obama, who serves on the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Tickets will be available in a limited amount; those interested in attending must register in advance here.