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Separation of Powers

2017 Supreme Court Round-Up

Baltimore Lawyers Chapter Tuesday, July 18, 12:00 PMSemmes, Bowen & Semmes
25 S. Charles St., Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21201

Speaker:

  • Ilya Shapiro - Senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review

The Constitutional War Powers of the Executive and Legislative Branches

Article I Initiative Friday, July 07, 12:00 PMRussell Senate Office Building, SR-385
Washington, DC 20510
Article I Initiative

What kind of war power does the Constitution grant the President and Congress? What limitations apply to each branch concerning the power to declare war and the use of military force? Over time, how has the Framers’ understanding been followed and in what ways has it been ignored? Do the founding principles regarding these topics still have application to our modern era? Join us for an insightful discussion with Former Congressman Mickey Edwards and National Review Institute Senior Fellow Andrew C. McCarthy.   

 

Featuring:

  • Honorable Mickey Edwards, Former Congressman, Vice President and Program Director, Rodel Fellowships In Public Leadership, Aspen Institute
  • Andrew C. McCarthy, Senior Fellow, National Review Institute

Improving the Use of Science in Regulation

Administrative Law & Regulation and Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Teleforum Thursday, June 29, 02:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

Regulations intended to address public health and environmental risks depend heavily on scientific information. Yet, they are often the subject of heated debate, involving accusations of “politicized science,” “advocacy science,” and “junk science.” Susan Dudley will discuss her forthcoming paper with Marcus Peacock that explores the motivations and institutional incentives that have led to this acrimony. The paper illustrates the problem with a case study of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards issued under the Clean Air Act, and offers recommendations for improving how science is used to inform regulatory policy.

Featuring: 

  • Hon. Susan E. Dudley, Director, Regulatory Studies Center and Distinguished Professor of Practice, The George Washington University

Immigration Moratorium in the Supreme Court - Podcast

International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
Josh Blackman, David B. Rivkin Jr., Ilya Somin June 27, 2017

On Monday, June 26, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project and stay applications were granted in part. The case is based on the January 21 Executive Order No. 13780, “Protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States.” The order suspended immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the country by citizens of seven majority Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. It also suspended refugee admission into the United States for 120 days, and barred entry of Syrian refugees until further notice. The stated order’s purpose was to “ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward it and its founding principles.”

The Washington State Attorney General filed a lawsuit against the order in District Court citing harm to Seattle residents. Judge James Robart in the Western District of Washington issued a restraining order on February 3 halting President Trump’s executive order nationwide. The Department of Justice appealed the restraining order to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which rejected the Justice Department’s appeal for an emergency stay.

Three International & National Security Law experts joined us for a great discussion on what the Supreme Court’s actions mean for the current application of the EO and a preview of the case before the Court. 

Featuring:

  • Prof. Josh Blackman, Associate Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law, Houston
  • David B. Rivkin Jr., Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Prof. Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University