“Eight Ways to Sunday”: Which Direction, Kentucky Supreme Court?

John K. Bush, Paul E. Salamanca March 25, 2007

Attempted synthesis of the rulings of Kentucky’s highest court threatens to go the proverbial “eight ways to Sunday.” For one thing, although Kentucky is not very populous and its Supreme Court sharply limits discretionary review, still literally thousands of opinions have been rendered by the Court and its predecessor, the Kentucky Court of Appeals, which prior to 1975 was the only appellate court in the Commonwealth. Also, great diversity of judicial philosophy among the Court’s members has resulted in sometimes warring opinions that make divergent points resembling the scattershot of a Kentucky dove hunter.

1st Annual Rosenkranz Discussion - Event Audio/Video

Michael W. McConnell, Richard Posner, Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Eugene B. Meyer December 04, 2008
The Federalist Society's 1st Annual Rosenkranz Discussion was held on November 22, 2008.  Panelists included Judge Michael W. McConnell of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Judge Richard Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Prof. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz of the Georgetown University Law Center as the moderator.  Introduction by Mr. Eugene B. Meyer, President of The Federalist Society.

35 Years of Retention Elections of Appellate Court Judges in Florida: Has the System Measured Up? - Event Audio/Video

Miami Lawyers Chapter
Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Scott Hawkins, R. Alexander Acosta, Jefferson P. Knight October 10, 2012

35 Years of Retention Elections of Appellate Court Judges in Florida: Has the System Measured Up? - Event Audio/VideoOn September 11, 2012, the Miami Lawyers Chapter hosted a debate on "35 Years of Retention Elections of Appellate Court Judges in Florida: Has the System Measured Up?"


  • Prof. Brian Fitzpatrick, Vanderbilt University School of Law
  • Mr. Scott G. Hawkins, President of The Florida Bar, 2011-2012
  • Moderator: Dean R. Alexander Acosta, Florida International University College of Law
  • Introduction: Mr. Jefferson P. Knight, The Knight Law Firm and President, Miami Lawyers Chapter

The Coral Gables Country Club
Coral Gables, FL

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9th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture - Event Audio/Video

2009 National Lawyers Convention
Douglas H. Ginsburg, Eugene B. Meyer November 16, 2009

On September 11, 2001, at the age of 45 and at the height of her professional and personal life, Barbara Olson was murdered in the terrorist attacks against the United States as a passenger on the hijacked American Airlines flight that was flown into the Pentagon. The Federalist Society established this annual lecture in Barbara's memory because of her enormous contributions as an active member, supporter, and volunteer leader. Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson delivered the first lecture in November 2001. The lecture series continued in following years with other notable individuals. In 2009, Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit delivered the lecture.