WATCH – “The Room Where It Happened”: An Insider’s View of the Rule of Law in America

February 7, 2024


Rule of law in America is at a crossroads: Will faithful application of the law — without fear or favor — continue to rule the day? Or have we entered a new era, when long-standing Constitutional norms and practices take a back-seat to individual personalities and narrow tribal interests?

The Society for the Rule of Law Institute hosted a live event in Washington, D.C. featuring former National Security Advisor John Bolton and Society Board President George Conway. We addressed all these questions and more, drawing on insights from the new edition of Amb. Bolton’s book, “The Room Where It Happened.”

Watch the playback here.

Speaker Bios

John Bolton 

John Bolton is the former National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump. He served as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006. 

George Conway

George Conway is the Board President of the Society for the Rule of Law. Formerly he was a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He is a regular contributor to The Atlantic and other publications.

Alan Raul

Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin. Former Vice Chairman of the White House Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.


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