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Federalism and Environmental Law - Event Audio/Video

2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference
Avi Garbow, Matthew Z. Leopold, Erin Ryan, Patrick Strawbridge, Edward L. Artau, Gregory M. Munson February 03, 2016

This panel will discuss whether we have Federal overreach in this environmental law area, such as current interpretations of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Power Plan, etc., and what the appropriate roles for the Federal Government and Florida are in the context of environmental law.

This panel was part of the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL on January 22-23, 2016.

Federalism and Environmental Law

  • Mr. Avi Garbow, General Counsel, United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Mr. Matthew Z. Leopold, Of Counsel, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt PA and former General Counsel, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Prof. Erin Ryan, Professor, Florida State University College of Law
  • Mr. Patrick Strawbridge, Partner, Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC
  • Moderator: Hon. Edward L. Artau, Florida 15th Judicial Circuit
  • Introduction: Mr. Gregory Munson, Shareholder, Gunster

Disney's Boardwalk Inn
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Federalism and Healthcare - Event Audio/Video

2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference
John Goodman, Avik Roy, Antonia C. Novello, Christa Calamas, Daniel Woodring February 03, 2016

This panel will move beyond the Obamacare discussion and address what the current problems in health care and whether there are proven and scalable solutions to these problems. The panel will also discuss what the legal barriers to those solutions are and what the appropriate Federal/Florida role in Healthcare is. 

This panel was part of the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL on January 22-23, 2016.

Federalism and Healthcare

  • Mr. John Goodman, Senior Fellow, Independent Institute 
  • Mr. Avik Roy, Senior Fellow, The Manhattan Institute
  • Dr. Antonia C. Novello, MD, MPH, Dr.PH, VADM (Ret.), 14th Surgeon General of the United States
  • Moderator: Ms. Christa Calamas, Staff Director, Florida House of Representatives Health and Human Services Committee
  • Introduction: Mr. Daniel Woodring, Principal Attorney, Woodring Law Firm

Disney's Boardwalk Inn
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Article III Standing and the Texas Immigration Case - Podcast

Litigation Practice Group Podcast
Stephen I. Vladeck, Adam J. White January 14, 2016

The Supreme Court will soon decide whether to hear a challenge by Texas (and 25 other states) to President Obama’s deferred action immigration policy. The federal government, which lost below, is asking the Court to reverse both because it believes the policy is lawful and because it believes the states weren’t entitled to bring the suit in the first place—because they lacked “standing.” This Teleforum debate considered both who has the better of the standing argument in the Texas case, and, more generally, when states should (and should not be) allowed to challenge federal government policies in court.

Featuring:

  • Prof. Stephen I. Vladeck, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Adam J. White, Visiting Fellow, The Hoover Institute

The Voting Rights Case

Short video featuring Hans von Spakovsky and Derek Muller discussing Evenwel v. Abbott
Hans A. von Spakovsky, Derek Muller December 07, 2015

Hans A. von Spakovsky,  Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow of the Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for legal and Judicial Studies, and Pepperdine Law Professor Derek Muller debate the meaning of one-person/one-vote in the Supreme Court’s upcoming case Evenwel v. Abbott.

As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

Can college admissions consider race?

Short video featuring Gail Heriot discussing Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin
Gail Heriot December 04, 2015

Gail Heriot, Professor of Law at the University of San Diego school of law, discusses Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin in which the Fifth Circuit re-endorsed the use of racial preferences in undergraduate admissions decisions.  Fisher alleges that the use of such preferences violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.  The University of Texas denies violating the Constitution.