[PAST EVENT] States and the Making of American Constitutional Law | Jeffrey Sutton
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Jeffrey S. Sutton is a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In this position he authored the Sixth circuit opinions upholding ACA and same sex marriage in Obergefell. As the previous state SG of Ohio, he argued Boerne and Garrett before the Supreme Court. Prior to this, he was a partner with the law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Columbus, Ohio branch, since 1996. Before that he was an associate with the firm where he specialized in Commercial Litigation, Constitutional Litigation, and Appellate Practice. Since 1993, Judge Sutton has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Ohio State University College of Law, teaching seminars on the United States Constitution and State Constitutional Law. Since 2012, Judge Sutton has taught a class on State Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School. From 1995- 1998, he was State Solicitor of Ohio, overseeing all appellate litigation on behalf of the Attorney General and participating in complex litigation on her behalf at the trial level. In 1991 and 1992, Judge Sutton worked as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Associate Justice (Ret.) and The Honorable Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice for the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Sutton has argued twelve cases in the United States Supreme Court. Judge Sutton received his B.A. from Williams College and his J.D. from the Ohio State University College of Law.