7th Annual Constitutional Champions Gala

  • April 24, 2014
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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The Constitution Project will host its 7th Annual Constitutional Champions Gala on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.  This event will honor individuals who have, in the face of adversity, stood up for the American ideals of liberty, justice, and the rule of law and fought to defend our nation’s Constitution and the rights it guarantees. Honorees will include Gary B. Pruitt, for publicly challenging the government’s unprecedented use of surveillance to intimidate journalists; Brendan V. Sullivan Jr., Robert M. Cary and other members of the late Senator Ted Stevens’ legal team at Williams & Connolly LLP, for their insistence that federal prosecutors fulfill their constitutional obligation to disclose exculpatory evidence; and Henry F. Schuelke III along with William B. Shields, his colleague at Blank Rome LLP, for writing the report that highlighted the prosecutors’ failure to hand over exculpatory evidence in the Stevens case.

Presenters:
Gracia C. Martore — President and CEO — Gannett Co., Inc.
Michele A. Roberts — Partner — Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Glenn F. Ivey — Partner — Leftwich & Ludaway, LLC

Huffington Post – March 5, 2014: Watchdog Group Calls AP’s Pruitt a “Constitutional Champion”

Huffington Post – March 11, 2014: Criminal Discovery Reformers Honored as Constitutional Champions

Sponsorship Information: Please contact Jenny Donley, Development Coordinator, at jdonley@constitutionproject.org or 202.580.6942.

Who


Honoring:
Gary B. Pruitt, President and CEO of The Associated Press, for publicly challenging the government’s unprecedented use of surveillance to intimidate journalists and chill the exercise of First Amendment rights designed to make our government more accountable.

Brendan V. Sullivan Jr., Robert M. Cary and other members of the late Senator Ted Stevens’ legal team at Williams & Connolly LLP, for their insistence that federal prosecutors fulfill their constitutional obligation to disclose exculpatory evidence.

Henry F. Schuelke III, the Special Counsel appointed by the Court to review the Stevens case, along with William B. Shields, his colleague at Blank Rome LLP, for writing the report that highlighted the prosecutors’ failure to hand over exculpatory evidence in that case, thus exposing the need for prosecutorial reform.

When


Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Where


The law offices of Jones Day
300 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

 

Ticket Information

  • $150: Public Interest – reserved for students and public policy advocates
  • $250: Individual Tickets
  • $1,000: Benefactor – 2 tickets and recognition in the program
  • $2,500: Supporter – 5 tickets and recognition in the program
  • $5,000: Advocate – 8 tickets and special recognition in the program, logo/name on all event signage
  • $10,000: Defender – 10 tickets, half-page ad in program, logo/name on all event signage, special recognition from the podium
  • $20,000: Protector – 10 tickets, full-page ad in program, logo/name on all event signage, special recognition from the podium and photograph with honorees

Program Advertising

  • $750 – Half-page ad
  • $1,500 – Full-page ad

Purchase Ticket Online

Constitutional Champion Gala

Or send a check to The Constitution Project at 1200 18th St NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036. For questions about tickets or sponsorship information, please contact Jenny Donley, Development Coordinator, at jdonley@constitutionproject.org or 202.580.6942.

 

Can’t join us on April 24th? You Can Still Contribute to our Gala!

Constitutional Champions Gala

  • Hosted by Jones Day Law Firm
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