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10th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture - Event Audio/Video

2010 National Lawyers Convention
Dennis G. Jacobs, Eugene B. Meyer November 22, 2010

On September 11, 2001, at the age of 45 and at the height of her professional and personal life, Barbara K. 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 2010, Judge Dennis G. Jacobs of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit delivered the lecture.

7th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture - Event Audio/Video

2007 National Lawyers Convention
John G. Roberts Jr., Eugene B. Meyer November 20, 2007

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 2007, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr. delivered the lecture.

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 Watch August 2009

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July 31, 2009

ABA WatchIn this issue, we offer an overview of the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judicial Committee and its evaluation of United States Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. We also discuss a recent study evaluating the Committee’s judicial ratings. And, as in the past, we digest and summarize actions before the House of Delegates. [More]

ABA Watch August 2011

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August 02, 2011

ABA WatchIn this issue, we are pleased to offer a preview of the ABA's annual meeting in Toronto, including discussing proposals regarding judicial disqualification and profiles of those lawyers being honored by the Association. We also discuss recent scrutiny of the ABA law school accreditation process. And, as in the past, we digest and summarize actions before the House of Delegates. [More]