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Second Annual Western Conference

Direct Democracy from the Framers to the 21st Century
Start : Saturday, February 23, 2008 10:30 AM
End : Saturday, February 23, 2008

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

Featured Speakers:
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

Description:

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.