When the first Civil Service Reform Act passed in 1883, “good government” reformers envisioned nonpartisan civil servants fairly administering the federal bureaucracy. From the vantage point of 2016, it is clear this dream has turned into a nightmare.
Dean Reuter (moderator) is Vice President & Director, Practice Groups, Federalist Society.
John Eastman is Founding Director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, and currently serves as the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute.
Cleta Mitchell is Partner and Political Law Attorney, Foley & Lardner LLP.
Hans von Spakovsky Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation.