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The Post Obamacare Landscape: Restoring Federalism’s Lost Political Safeguard

The Las Vegas Lawyers Chapter
Start : Friday, September 14, 2012 11:45 AM
End : Friday, September 14, 2012 01:00 PM

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Location:
Fogo de Chao Churrascaria Restaurant
360 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV

Featured Speakers:
Tuan Samahon

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Speaker:

  • Professor Tuan Samahon, Villanova Law School

The Supreme Court's recent decision on Obamacare has raised concerns regarding whether the courts will enforce federalism in the future. Many now believe that enforcement of federalism will be achieved through the political, and not the judicial, process.

Professor Samahon will discuss how the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution, which established the direct election of United States Senators by popular vote, has influenced federalism, the separation of powers and money in politics. He will also discuss the consequences of the amendment and the path back to restoring the political enforcement of federalism.

Tuan Samahon’s articles on the various federal separation-of-powers and constitutional law subjects have been published in the Stanford Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, Hastings Law Journal, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, the University of Chicago Legal Forum, the Nevada Law Journal and later this year, in the Denver University Law Review.

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Registration details:

General admission to the luncheon is $40. State, county and city attorneys as well as students are invited to attend at a discounted rate of $20 per person. Members of the media are invited to attend the luncheon at no cost.

Attorneys can receive one continuing legal education (CLE) credit for attending the luncheon.

To RSVP or for details about CLE credit, contact Lynn Warren at 702-331-3219, lvfedsoc@yahoo.com.