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National Security, Privacy and the Constitution – Myth and Reality

The Atlanta Lawyers Chapter

April 17, 2014

Speaker:

  • Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, Former U.S. Attorney General; Former Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; and Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP



A Discussion of the Federal Judicial Confirmation Process

The Tarrant County Lawyers Chapter

April 17, 2014

Speaker:

  • Scott A. Keller, Chief Counsel, Office of United States Senator Ted Cruz



Is There an International Right to Abortion?

Indiana-Bloomington Student Chapter

April 17, 2014

Speaker:

  • Bill Saunders, Americans United for Life



Controversial Sentencing in the Antwuan Ball Case

Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Teleforum

April 17, 2014

In 2005, Washington, D.C. resident Antwuan Ball was indicted for a massive drug conspiracy and associated murders. Following a lengthy jury trial he was acquitted on all the counts, except for one crack distribution count. At sentencing, District Judge Richard Roberts found “clear evidence of [Ball's leadership in] a drug conspiracy” and sentenced Ball to a 225-month prison sentence for the drug distribution — far in excess of the recommended guideline sentence for the single drug distribution charge. The D.C. Circuit upheld this sentence in a decision on March 14. Was the D.C. Circuit Court correct? Our experts will discuss the opinion and answer questions from our call-in audience.

Featuring:

  • Prof. Douglas Berman, Robert J. Watkins/Procter & Gamble Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Hon. Paul G. Cassell, Ronald N. Boyce Presidential Endowed Chair in Criminal Law, The University of Utah College of Law



Originalism and the Good Constitution

Columbia Student Chapter

April 21, 2014

Speaker:

  • Professor Michael Rappaport, San Diego Law



FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide: The Limits FTC “Unfairness” Authority and the Future of Cyber and Data Security Enforcement

Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group Teleforum

April 21, 2014

Between 2008 and 2010, cyber criminals breached the computer networks of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, stealing customer payment card data and initiating a legal battle with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC claimed that Wyndham’s allegedly lax security practices violated Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, prohibiting “unfair or deceptive acts or practices.” Wyndham countered with a motion to dismiss, asserting, among other things, that the FTC’s “unfairness” authority does not confer jurisdiction over data security, particularly in the absence of binding FTC rules or guidance.

The first round of the battle has now ended in favor of the FTC. On April 7, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey denied Wyndham’s motion to dismiss and affirmed FTC jurisdiction.

What happens now and where should the private sector attention be focused? In the absence of clear rules or guidance, how should companies proceed? How does FTC enforcement interact with congressional efforts to clarify agency authority over data security, and Executive Branch action on cyber?

Featuring:

  • Megan L. Brown, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Karen R. Harned, Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Business Legal Foundation
  • Moderator: Scott D. Delacourt, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP



Bay Mills: Will The Supreme Court Limit Tribal Sovereign Immunity?

The Tulsa Lawyers Chapter

April 21, 2014

Speaker:

  • Graydon "Dean" Luthey, Gable Gotwals



President Obama v. the Constitution

William Mitchell Student Chapter

April 21, 2014

Speakers:

  • Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute
  • TBA



Supreme Court Round Up

Chicago Student Chapter

April 21, 2014

Speaker:

  • Justice David Stras, Minnesota Supreme Court



How Money Walks

Chicago Student Chapter

April 22, 2014

Speaker:

  • Alex Brill, American Enterprise Institute




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