Liberty Month and American Exceptionalism Practice Groups Teleforum Thursday, July 02, 2015 11:00 AMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call
During the month of July, the Federalist Society will be celebrating Liberty Month. Our campaign is dedicated to public education and media awareness of the many pressing legal issues that affect the freedom of Americans. The Liberty Month program will include a daily spadea (half-page) insert in the Washington Times. Each insert will feature articles that discuss a specific court case or legal principle. To help kick-off liberty month, we welcome Senator Mike Lee, who will speak about American Exceptionalism.
- Hon. Michael S. Lee, United States Senate
Supreme Court Upholds Disparate Impact: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. Civil Rights Practice Group Courthouse Steps Teleforum Wednesday, July 01, 2015 03:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call
On June 25, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision that the Wall Street Journal has characterized as a "Disastrous Misreading of the Fair Housing Act," ruling that disparate-impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act. The consensus of court-watchers predicted an opposite holding. Is the Court’s decision a broad endorsement of the government’s use of disparate impact theory? Our experts will discuss the implications of the decision.
- William Consovoy, Partner, Consovoy McCarthy PLLC
- Ralph W. Kasarda, Staff Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
A Report from the Ohio Attorney General Cincinnati Lawyers Chapter Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:00 PMThe University Club
401 East 4th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
- Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General
Civil Rights in the 21st Century: How Far Will the Obama Administration Carry Disparate Impact Liability? New Jersey Lawyers Chapter Tuesday, June 30, 2015 06:30 PMThe Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
- Prof. Gail Heriot, University of San Diego Law School
Justices Weigh in on Lethal Injection: Glossip v. Gross Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Courthouse Steps Teleforum Tuesday, June 30, 2015 02:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call
Yesterday, with a contentious 5-4 decision in which numerous dissents and concurrences were read from the bench, the Supreme Court upheld the state of Oklahoma’s lethal injection procedure. Our expert will discuss the opinion and its impact going forward.
- Kent S. Scheidegger, Legal Director & General Counsel, Criminal Justice Legal Foundation
EPA Power and Power Plants: Michigan v. EPA Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Courthouse Steps Teleforum Monday, June 29, 2015 02:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court limited the power of the EPA. Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA can regulate, as a stationary source of emissions, power plants only if EPA concludes that "regulation is appropriate and necessary." The Court, in a split decision, held that the EPA acted unreasonably when it deemed cost of the regulations irrelevant when it decided to regulate power plants. But what does that mean for the EPA? Will the decision have an impact for other regulatory agencies?
- Andrew Grossman, Associate, Baker & Hostetler, and Adjunct Scholar, The Cato Institute
Gay Marriage Cases Decided: Obergefell v. Hodges Religious Liberties Practice Group Courthouse Steps Teleforum Friday, June 26, 2015 02:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court today resolved the gay marriage case, ruling that the “Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State.” Our experts will discuss the case and the decision.
- Prof. John C. Eastman, Director, Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law and Community Service, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law
- Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, The Cato Institute
Reception Honoring Florida Judges Florida Lawyers Chapters Thursday, June 25, 2015 06:00 PMThe Florida Bar Annual Meeting
Boca Raton Resort & Club
Royal Palm Ballroom VIII
501 E Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Reception Honoring the 2013-15 Chief Judges of the Florida District Courts of Appeal:
- Hon. Joseph Lewis, Jr.
- Hon. Charles A. Davis, Jr.
- Hon. Frank A. Shepherd
- Hon. Dorian K. Damoorgian
- Hon. Vincent G. Torpy, Jr.
Money in Politics: How Much Should Be Disclosed? Michigan Lawyers Chapter Thursday, June 25, 2015 05:30 PMLansing Center – Governor’s Room
333 East Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
- Bradley A. Smith, former commissioner, the Federal Election Commission, chairman, Center for Competitive Politics
- Rich Robinson, executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network
Federalist Society Happy Hour Rhode Island Lawyers Chapter Thursday, June 25, 2015 04:30 PMG-Pub
61 Orange St
Providence, RI 02903
This is a social event event with no speaker, and as with all of our events, it is open to non-members and non-lawyers. Members will receive a free drink, and appetizers will be ordered. More details to come.