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A Discussion about Judicial Review of Federalism - Event Audio/Video

Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group
Randy E. Barnett, Jesse H. Choper, Michael S. Greve September 18, 2008
On September 12, 2008, the Federalist Society and the American Enterprise Institute co-sponsored a conference titled "The Future of Federalism." This panel featured Prof. Randy Barnett of Georgetown Law, Prof. Jesse Choper of UC Berkeley Law, and Dr. Michael Greve of AEI as the moderator.

A Distinct Judicial Power - Faculty Book Podcast

Faculty Division Podcast 05-22-12 featuring Scott Gerber and Jim Pfander
Scott D. Gerber, James Pfander May 22, 2012

Faculty Division PodcastsThis Federalist Society Faculty Book Podcast features Professor Scott Gerber’s new book,  A Distinct Judicial Power: The Origins of an Independent Judiciary, 1606-1787.

A Distinct Judicial Power analyzes the origins of judicial independence in the United States.  The book sets forth both the political theory behind and the historical progression of independent judicial power in the United States during the colonial period.  It concludes with an examination of how this mixture of theory and experience coalesced to produce Article III of the U.S. Constitution and a power of judicial review committed to the protection of individual rights.

Professor Scott Gerber, a professor at Ohio Northern University College of Law, is joined by critical commenter Jim Pfander, a professor at Northwestern University School of Law, to discuss the book.

ABA Praises Decision in Arizona v. United States

ABA Watch August 2012
August 03, 2012

ABA Praises Decision in Arizona v. United StatesABA President Bill Robinson praised the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona v. United States, which held that three provisions of S.B. 1070, Arizona’s immigration law, were preempted by federal law. The ABA filed an amicus brief in the case, arguing that the law should be overturned. The Association maintained that “immigration law and policy are and must remain uniquely federal, with states having no role in immigration enforcement except pursuant to federal authorization and oversight.” The ABA’s Commission on Immigration influenced the ABA’s brief in the case. The Commission has provided pro bono assistance to detainees on the Mexican border... [Read more!]

ABA Watch August 2010

Table of Contents
August 04, 2010
ABA WatchIn this issue, we offer an overview of the members of the ABA's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, and we discuss its evaluation of United States Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. We also discuss a recent amicus brief submitted by the ABA concerning Arizona's immigration law and the ABA's honorees at this year's annual meeting. And, as in the past, we digest and summarize actions before the House of Delegates. [More]

Address by William H. Pryor Jr. - Event Audio/Video

Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group
William H. Pryor Jr. September 18, 2008
On September 12, 2008, the Federalist Society and the American Enterprise Institute co-sponsored a conference titled "The Future of Federalism." This luncheon address was delivered by Judge William H. Pryor, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.