Supreme Court

Libertarians, Conservatives, and the Long War for Control of the Courts

New York City Lawyers Chapter March 23, 06:00 PMThe Cornell Club
6 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017


  • Damon Root, Senior Editor, Reason Magazine and author overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Edward Whelan, PResident, Ethics and Public Policy Center and COntributor, National Review Online's Bench Memos

Moderated by: The Honorable Richard J. Sullivan, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Florida Fisherman off the Hook for Sarbanes-Oxley Violation: Supreme Court decides Yates v. United States

Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Teleforum March 05, 02:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

In a 4-1-4 decision issued on February 25, the United States Supreme Court held that a federal criminal law prohibiting the destruction of corporate records and other “tangible objects” could not be used against a commercial fisherman who threw undersized fish overboard to avoid prosecution. The decision featured an unusual lineup of justices, wave after wave of fishing metaphors, and a citation to Dr. Seuss. Todd Braunstein covered the November oral arguments on a Teleforum conference call, and he will return to wade through the complicated decision.

  • Todd F. Braunstein, Counsel, WilmerHale