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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



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

The Tulsa Lawyers Chapter

April 21, 2014

Speaker:

  • Graydon "Dean" Luthey, Gable Gotwals



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



Is “False” Political Speech Protected? - Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus

Criminal Law & Procedure and Free Speech & Election Law Practice Groups Courthouse Steps Teleforum

April 22, 2014

On Tuesday, April 22, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus. The Court will answer the following questions: (1) Whether, to challenge a speech-suppressive law, a party whose speech is arguably proscribed must prove that authorities would certainly and successfully prosecute him, as the Sixth Circuit holds, or should the court presume that a credible threat of prosecution exists absent desuetude or a firm commitment by prosecutors not to enforce the law, as seven other Circuits hold; and (2) whether the Sixth Circuit erred by holding, in direct conflict with the Eighth Circuit, that state laws proscribing “false” political speech are not subject to pre-enforcement First Amendment review so long as the speaker maintains that its speech is true, even if others who enforce the law manifestly disagree. Our expert will attend the oral arguments and offer his impressions to a call-in audience.

Featuring:

  • John G. Malcolm, Director and Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Senior Legal Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation



The Conscience of the Constitution

The Sacramento Lawyers Chapter

April 22, 2014

Speaker:

  • Timothy Sandefur, Pacific Legal Foundation



How Money Walks

Chicago Student Chapter

April 22, 2014

Speaker:

  • Alex Brill, American Enterprise Institute



Environmental Protection and Levels of Responsibility

SUNY Buffalo Student Chapter

April 22, 2014

Speaker:

  • Professor Jonathan Adler, Case Western Law



The Law and Economics of Redevelopment: Kelo and Beyond

Southern California Student Chapter

April 22, 2014

Speakers:

  • Professor Donald Kochan, Chapman Law
  • Professor Edward McCaffrey, Southern California Law




Total Records: 42


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