Second Annual Western Conference

Direct Democracy from the Framers to the 21st Century


Maimon Schwarzschild, Marci A. Hamilton, Kenneth W. Starr, Ward Connerly , Manuel Klausner, Elizabeth Garrett, Daniel H. Lowenstein, John Matsusaka, Carlos T. Bea, Alex Kozinski, Stephen Reinhardt, Arnie Steinberg, Eugene Volokh, Pete Wilson, Gail Heriot

Start : Saturday, February 23, 2008 10:30 AM

End   : Saturday, February 23, 2008

Location:
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Telephone: (805) 522-2977
Fax: (805) 520-9702


The Federalist Society 
presents its
Second Annual Western Conference:

Direct Democracy from the Framers to the 21st Century 

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
February 23, 2008

For directions, visit: http://www.reaganlibrary.com/pma/maps.asp.

Views and opinions expressed by the Federalist Society are not necessarily shared by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.


Agenda:

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Panel I:  What Would the Framers Have Thought of Direct Democracy?

  • Prof. Maimon Schwarzschild, University of San Diego
  • Prof. Marci Hamilton, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • Moderator: Dean Kenneth Starr, Pepperdine University

12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Address

  • Mr. Ward Connerly, American Civil Rights Institute
  • Introduction: Mr. Manuel Klausner, Law Offices of Manuel S. Klausner

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Panel II:  Contemporary Themes in Direct Democracy

  • Prof. Elizabeth Garrett, University of Southern California
  • Prof. Daniel Lowenstein, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Prof. John Matsusaka, University of Southern California
  • Moderator: Hon. Carlos Bea, The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Panel III:  The Courts and the Legislature vs. the People:  Who is in Charge?

  • Hon. Alex Kozinski, The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Hon. Stephen Reinhardt, The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Mr. Arnold Steinberg, political strategist and pollster
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Hon. Pete Wilson, former Governor of California
  • Moderator: Hon. Gail Heriot, The United States Commission on Civil Rights

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closing Reception

Registration details:

$30.00 for all Non-Students

CLE also available for an additional $20.00

Free for Students

On-line registration is now closed.
You may still register on-site beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the event.