The Federalist Society

Executive Overreach in the Age of Obama: Dodd-Frank, IRS Targeting, & the DOJ

The Madison Lawyers Chapter

C. Boyden Gray

Start : Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:00 PM

End   : Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:15 PM

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Madison Club
5 East Wilson Street
Madison, WI


  • C. Boyden Gray, Founding Partner of Boyden Gray & Associates LLP; Former White House Counsel to President George H.W. Bush; Former Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy Diplomacy (2008-2009); and Former Special Envoy for European Union Affairs (2008-2009)
  • Moderator: Hon. Randy R. Koschnick, Presiding Judge of the Jefferson County Circuit Court; and Chief Judge of Wisconsin’s Third Judicial District

The political discourse in this country has increasingly turned towards a discussion of executive overreach by the Obama administration. Beginning with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as "Obamacare," questions have repeatedly arisen as to whether the executive branch has exceeded its constitutional powers. President Obama signed Dodd-Frank into law in July of 2010. The constitutionality of the Act has been challenged based on separation of powers, vagueness, and due process. Boyden Gray and Associates is litigating the matter. Additionally, IRS officials have admitted to targeting conservative groups and subjecting them to increased and unwarranted scrutiny, and most recently, the DOJ has reviewed reporters' phone records and emails in the course of a leak investigation and has ordered phone and internet providers to turn over millions of records of correspondence data between individual in the United States and abroad. During this conversation with Boyden Gray, we look to define executive overreach, establish a framework to discuss it, and examine whether there is in fact a rise of executive overreach in the age of President Obama.

Registration details:

Program will begin at 5:15 p.m.

$15 Federalist Society Members
$20 Non-Federalist Society Members

Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and beverages included. CLE credit is pending.

Please RSVP by Monday, June 24th to Andrew Hitt at

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