Federal Courts

2015 Separation of Powers CLE Course

Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group August 20, 12:00 AMThe Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
0130 Daybreak Ridge
Avon, CO 81620

2013 Separation of Powers CLE CourseU.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and Professor John Baker of Georgetown Law will teach a ten-hour CLE course on the courts, standing, the non-delegation doctrine, and appointments and removal, as they relate to the separation of powers. This course is offered exclusively to Federalist Society members. [Register now!]

Libertarians, Conservatives, and the Long War for Control of the Courts

New York City Lawyers Chapter March 23, 06:00 PMThe Cornell Club
6 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017


  • Damon Root, Senior Editor, Reason Magazine and author overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Edward Whelan, PResident, Ethics and Public Policy Center and COntributor, National Review Online's Bench Memos

Moderated by: The Honorable Richard J. Sullivan, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Diversity Jurisdiction: Where Should Court Battles Be Fought?

Sponsored by the Federalist Society's Practice Groups and the Georgetown Center for the Constitution March 03, 02:30 PMHart Auditorium
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

In a recent article, constitutional lawyer Charles Cooper argued that federal courts have erred by too narrowly construing their statutory grants of diversity jurisdiction. Mr. Cooper urges the courts to recognize much broader federal jurisdiction based on diversity of citizenship as a matter of both statutory and constitutional interpretation. Judge Diane Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in a 2009 address transcribed and published in the Temple Law Review, has also weighed in.. Still others have called on Congress to consider legislation that would expand federal courts' diversity jurisdiction to include all cases in which any two parties come from different states. Our panel will discuss whether (and if so, how) federal court jurisdiction should be expanded. Register now!


  • Robert R. Gasaway, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Hon. Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Prof. Michael S. Greve, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law