Originalism Yale Student Chapter Monday, November 30New Haven, CT 06520
- Professor Keith Whittington, Princeton University
- Professor Jack Balkin, Yale Law
Developing The International Response To The Paris Attacks International & National Security Law Practice Group Teleforum Monday, November 30, 02:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call
The attacks by ISIS on the citizens of Paris and the world have again focused attention on the challenges of counterterrorism. In this Teleforum, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and prominent French lawyer Francois-Henri Briard will address issues such as international cooperation on surveillance and intelligence sharing, whether policies on encryption of electronic communications need to be revised, what authorities or international institutions, if any, should be called upon in support of the use of force against ISIS, and the nature of the response from France, the U.S., Russia, and other nations.
- Francois-Henri Briard, Supreme Court Attorney (France), Delaporte, Briard & Trichet
- Michael Chertoff, Executive Chariman and Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group
Changing Demographics of the Conservative Movement Chicago Student Chapter Tuesday, December 01Chicago, IL 60637
- Henry Olsen, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Affirmative Action Again: Fisher v. University of Texas Civil Rights Practice Group Teleforum Tuesday, December 01, 01:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call
On December 9, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. In this case, Ms. Fisher challenges the use of racial and ethnic preferences in undergraduate admissions at the University. This is the case’s second trip to the Supreme Court: In 2013, the Court reversed a Fifth Circuit decision that had upheld the University’s policy, and said the lower court had been too deferential to the school, particularly with respect to applying the “narrow tailoring” prong of strict scrutiny. On remand, the Fifth Circuit again ruled for the University, and last summer the Court granted Ms. Fisher’s petition.
Mr. Clegg and Mr. Shaw will discuss what the Court is likely to do with the case, as well as what the Court should do with the case. The Court’s review comes at an interesting time, with numerous campus protests on race-related issues. Also of interest is the fact that Ms. Fisher’s lawyers have now filed lawsuits against Harvard and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and have emphasized allegations of discrimination against Asian Americans.
- Roger B. Clegg, President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity
- Prof. Theodore M. Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law, and Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina School of Law
Campaign Finance and the First Amendment Chicago Student Chapter Wednesday, December 02Chicago, IL 60637
- Professor John McGinnis, Northwestern Law
- Professor Nicholas Stephanopoulis?, Chicago Law
Modernizing Oklahoma Judicial Selection: Potential Reforms Oklahoma City and Tulsa Lawyers Chapter Wednesday, December 02, 11:30 AMOCPA - Advance Center for Free Enterprise 1401 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
- A.J. Ferate, Oklahoma City Attorney
- Whit Ayres, President/Founder, North Star Opinion Research
- Panelist #3 (TBA)
The Sweet Mystery of Anthony Kennedy - Federalist Society Event Salt Lake City Lawyers Chapter Wednesday, December 02, 12:00 PMLamb's Grill
169 Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
- Ilya Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review
Dinner with John Elwood DC Young Lawyers Chapter Wednesday, December 02, 07:30 PMColumbia Firehouse
109 S St Asaph St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
An Argument Open to All: Reading The Federalist in the Twenty-first Century Chicago Student Chapter Thursday, December 03Chicago, IL 60637
- Professor Sanford Levinson, Texas Law
- Professor Salen Churi, Chicago Law
Why the Immigration System is the Worst Part of the U.S. Government (and How to Fix it) Brigham Young Student Chapter Thursday, December 03Provo, UT 84602
- Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute