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


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.


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.