Live podcast hosted by Cathy Gillespie and students: Tova Love Kaplan, Jorne Gilbert and Jewel Gilbert
Topic: Live Podcast: Ep. 129 – Article III – The Judicial Branch
When: Tuesday 8/9/2022 at 2:00 pm ET
Join us weekly as we chat with Constitutional experts on hot-topic issues via Zoom! The audience is not on camera but is encouraged to ask questions via the Q&A.
Meet the Guest
Judge Skarin serves on the Illinois 18th Judicial Circuit–a trial court of general jurisdiction that serves approximately one million people in the western suburbs of Chicago. He currently presides over a domestic law docket.
Prior to joining the bench, Judge Skarin practiced appellate law in the Chicago office of Jones Day, an international law firm with offices on five continents.
Judge Skarin also previously served as Deputy General Counsel to the Governor of Illinois. Earlier in his career, Judge Skarin clerked for United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas and for United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, III.
Judge Skarin graduated first in his class, magna cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law and graduated summa cum laude from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. He is a native of Wheaton, Illinois, where he lives with his wife and eight children.
Meet the Hosts
Cathy Gillespie is the Chair of Constituting America and one of 16 private citizens serving on the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, helping organize the celebration of our country’s 250th birthday in 2026! She is a former Congressional Chief of Staff and former Commissioner of the White House Fellows Commission.
Tova Love Kaplan is eighteen years old and lives in Chicago, Illinois. She currently serves as the National Youth Director for Constituting America and runs the National Youth Advisory Council. She is a three-time winner of the “We the Future” contest and is passionate about educating and empowering young people to use their constitutional rights!
Jorne Gilbert is a recent graduate of Moravian University where he designed a major entitled Dramatic Production and Musical Performance. He used what he learned to further develop the charitable organization Sing For America which he co-founded to produce musicals portraying the art of Truth and Light. He is an avid rugby player and in his spare time flips houses with his uncle.
Jewel Gilbert is Executive Producer of Sing for America, a charity founded by him and his family. Sing for America reveals the Art of Truth and Light through live performance. He is the Operations Director for a new business venture, J. Barker Paving. Jewel holds a BA in Musical Performance/Dramatic