How Congress Uses the Tax Code to Micromanage Our Lives

Columbus Lawyers Chapter
Start : Monday, March 14, 2011 12:00 PM
End : Monday, March 14, 2011 02:00 PM

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Athletic Club of Columbus
136 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH

As of March 11, this event has been cancelled. 


  • Eileen J. O'Connor, Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 2001-2007 

The federal tax code give legislators an enormous amount of influence over ordinary Americans' daily decisions in ways that most of us - even lawyers - don't realize. Lawmakers use the Internal Revenue Code not only to micromanage economic and social behavior, but also to curry favor with interest groups and to make their constituents believe they are doing something to address their concerns. Using examples from recent history, Ms. O'Connor will describe some of the disastrous consequences of our tax laws, which, she argues, might have been unintended but certainly were not unforeseeable.

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Please join us at 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14, for lunch and an informative discussion. Federalist Society members and non-members are welcome. RSVP by March 11, 2011 to Maurice Thompson at  The cost is $20.00. Pay at the door or in advance by cash or by check (to The Federalist Society, P.O. Box 1434, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1434). To join the Columbus Lawyers Chapter, include an additional $25.00 payable to The Federalist Society. We look forward to seeing you on March 14.

As of March 11, this event has been cancelled.