Luncheon with Senator Greg Brower Las Vegas Lawyers Chapter January 30, 11:45 AMFogo de Chao Churrascaria Restaurant,
360 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89169
- Senator Greg Brower, Senate Judiciary Chair
Spring Social Tallahassee Lawyers Chapter January 30, 07:00 PMFL
The Federalist Society, Tallahassee Lawyers Division and Florida State University Law School Chapter invite you to our spring social event at the home of Lawyers Division member Nate Adams.
Marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court – Round II: A Debate Philadelphia Lawyers Chapter February 02, 05:00 PMDilworth Paxson
1500 Market Street, 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D.
William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and a Free Society, The Heritage Foundation
Molly Tack-Hooper, Esquire
Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
Tax Reform: Growth or Redistribution? The Indianapolis Lawyers Chapter February 03, 12:00 PMConrad Indianapolis
50 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
- Joseph D. Henchman, Vice President of Legal & State Projects,Tax Foundation
Statutory Interpretation: More or Less? Puget Sound Lawyers Chapter February 03, 05:30 PMFoster Pepper PLLC
30th Floor Conference Center
1111 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
- Hon. Carlos T. Bea, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Occupational Speech: Cutting-Edge First Amendment Issue Minnesota Lawyers Chapter February 04, 12:00 PMTraining Room, Canadian Pacific Building,
120 South 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
- Paul Sherman, Institute for Justice
Litigating Religious Freedoms The Colorado Lawyers Chapter February 05, 12:00 PMHodson’s Bar & Grill
999 18th Street, Suite 101
Denver, CO 80202
- Michael J. Norton, Special Counsel at the Alliance Defending Freedom and former U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado
Life & Liberty: Who needs them? Charlotte Lawyers Chapter February 11, 12:00 PMAlston & Bird LLP
Bank of America Plaza
101 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28280
Animal Personhood: A Debate Sponsored by the Federalist Society's Practice Groups February 11, 12:00 PMNational Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045
Some animal rights activists have maintained for years that animals deserve many of the same basic legal rights that humans have. Though “animal personhood” might be perceived as a niche issue, the legal status of animals such as apes, dolphins, elephants and whales reaches far beyond the realm of animal rights—to the food, pharmaceutical, tourism and entertainment industries and more. Recently, animal rights supporters have begun turning to the legal system for help. In late 2013, the animal rights organization Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in New York State to establish the “legal personhood” of four chimpanzees and relocate them to outdoor sanctuaries. While intermediate appellate courts have rejected the Nonhuman Rights Project’s argument, the group has publicly stated its intention to appeal to the Court of Appeals, New York State’s highest court.
These lawsuits were the first in the United States to seek limited personhood rights for animals with advanced cognitive abilities. At the core of the lawsuits are fundamental questions about the legal status of animals. Is the concept of animal rights more about the restriction of human activity, or about truly granting rights to animals? Do current animal welfare laws provide sufficient protections to animals? Should animals have the ability to challenge their own detention, though the writ of habeas corpus?
- Prof. Richard L. Cupp, John W. Wade Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
- Steven M. Wise, President, Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc.
- Moderator: Hon. A. Raymond Randolph, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Judicial Confirmations and the New Senate: The Impact of the New Republican Majority Salt Lake City Lawyers Chapter February 12, 12:00 PMLamb's Grill
169 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
- Ed Whelan, President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center