The Federalist Society

The Next Supreme Court Vacancy

Columbus Lawyers Chapter

M. Edward Whelan III, Kent Markus

Start : Tuesday, October 30, 2007 12:00 PM

End   : Tuesday, October 30, 2007 1:15 PM

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Athletic Club of Columbus
136 East Broad Street, Columbus


  • Edward Whelan, Ethics & Public Policy Center
  • Kent Markus, Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Strickland

The Columbus Chapter of the Federalist Society will debate "The Next Supreme Court Vacancy," with panelists Ed Whelan and Kent Markus. Mr. Whelan, a former law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, has served in all three branches of the federal government, including in the Department of Justice as principal deputy in the Office of Legal Counsel, and on Capitol Hill as General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Whelan is a prolific contributor to National Review Online and a frequent speaker on the Supreme Court. Markus served as deputy chief of staff at the Department of Justice and Counselor to Attorney General Janet Reno before joining the Capital University Law School Faculty in 1998. Mr. Markus has also served as chief of staff at the Democratic National Committee, chief of staff for former Attorney General Lee Fisher, and on the staffs of former U.S. House Speakers Carl Albert and Tip O'Neill.

Registration details:
The cost is $15.00 ($10.00 for students). Members and non-members alike are always welcome. RSVP to Will Kamb at or 614-507-3057. 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 October 30th.

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