Henry V event to feature Andrew Card, John Yoo

Issue June 2010

Former Bush administration officials Andrew H. Card Jr. and John Yoo will be among more than a dozen judges, attorneys, politicians and writers participating in Shakespeare and the Law's staged reading of Henry V on June 15.

The free performance will be followed by a panel discussion of the law and war, including the role of patriotism, the treatment of enemy combatants, trials of foreign terrorists, and torture.

The 10th year of the Shakespeare and the Law series will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Cutler Majestic Theatre at 219 Tremont St. in Boston.

The Massachusetts Bar Association is co-sponsoring the event with McCarter & English LLP and the Boston Lawyers Division of the Federalist Society.

This event will be hosted by Card, former White House chief of staff.

The reading will be directed by Steven Maler, artistic director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (producers of free Shakespeare on Boston Common). The panel discussion will be moderated by Lawyers Division Chair and McCarter & English Partner Daniel J. Kelly, and will feature Yoo, a professor of law at Berkeley Law, University of California, and Michael Avery, professor of law at Suffolk University.

Participants Include

  • Jay B. Stephens, Esq., general counsel, Raytheon Co., Waltham, as Henry
  • Hon. Nathaniel M. Gorton, U.S. federal judge
  • Hon. George A. O'Toole, U.S. federal judge
  • Hon. Patti B. Saris, U.S. federal judge
  • Hon. Douglas P. Woodlock, U.S. federal judge
  • Hon. Rya Weickert Zobel, U.S. federal judge
  • Michael Avery, professor of law, Suffolk University
  • J.W. Carney Jr., Esq., Carney & Bassil, Boston
  • Kerry M. Healey, Ph.D., former lieutenant governor of Massachusetts
  • Jeff Jacoby, syndicated columnist
  • John T. Montgomery, Esq., managing partner, Ropes & Gray, Boston
  • Jennifer Nassour, chair, Massachusetts GOP
  • Michael Sullivan, Esq., former U.S. attorney for Massachusetts and former acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • John Yoo, professor of law, Berkeley Law, University of California