Dinner with Justice Charles T. Canady

DC Young Lawyers Chapter Monday, May 23, 2016 07:00 PMTortino Restaurant
1228 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001


  • Hon. Charles T. Canady, Florida Supreme Court

Who Controls Fracking?: Two Critical Court Decisions

Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Teleforum Monday, May 23, 2016 02:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

Unconventional oil and gas production (or "fracking") has generated new wealth, new jobs, and new sources of energy for many Americans. But fracking has also generated local congestion and pollution problems, and some believe that it creates significant risks for state fresh water supplies or global climate change. In many states, localities opposed to fracking are trying to ban the practice or impose long moratoriums on it within municipal limits, notwithstanding statewide political support for fracking. The tensions between state-level energy policies and local restrictions raise legal questions about when statewide energy regulations should preempt local efforts to restrict fracking using local powers over land use. Earlier this month, the Colorado Supreme Court handed down two new and important preemption decisions, City of Fort Collins v. Colorado Oil & Gas Association, and Longmont v. Colorado Oil & Gas Association. Our experts will discuss both cases, their significance in Colorado, and their implications for fracking and preemption law elsewhere in the United States.


  • Prof. Eric R. Claeys, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Prof. Hannah Wiseman, Attorneys' Title Professor, Florida State University College of Law

Arguments For and Against the Death Penalty Today

Atlanta Lawyers Chapter Monday, May 23, 2016 12:00 PMKilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Suite 2800
1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309


  • Phillip M. Thompson, Executive Director, Aquinas Center of Theology, Emory University 
  • John G. Malcolm, Director, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

House of Representatives Wins Round One of Obamacare Challenge: U.S. House of Representatives v. Burwell

Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Teleforum Friday, May 20, 2016 02:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

On Thursday, May 12, a United States District Court Judge upheld a constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act by finding that the monies for two programs that reimburse insurance companies for providing health coverage at lower costs to low-income consumers and provide tax credits to help these consumers afford their premiums were never appropriated by Congress, and that the programs were thus unconstitutional. Judge Rosemary M. Collyer stayed her decision pending appeal. Our expert will discuss the opinion as well as its outlook on appeal.


  • Prof. Josh Blackman, Assistant Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law

May 2016 DC Luncheon with Prof. Randy Barnett

Washington, DC Lawyers Chapter Friday, May 20, 2016 12:00 PMTony Cheng's Restaurant
619 H St NW
Washington, DC 20007

Join us on May 20 for the Washington, DC Lawyers Chapter Luncheon featuring Prof. Randy Barnett as he discusses "How John Roberts Gave us Donald Trump" and his latest book Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People.  Prof. Barnett will be signing books at the conclusion of the lunch.  The cost is $15 for members of the Society and $20 for non-members. [Register now!]

Sex and Gender Identity under Title IX: New Guidance for Interpretation

Civil Rights Practice Group Teleforum Thursday, May 19, 2016 03:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

On Friday, May 13, the Department of Education and the Department of Justice jointly released new guidance outlining how educators are to interpret Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; specifically in the context of transgender students. Under Title IX, schools that receive federal money must not discriminate on the basis of a student’s sex. Friday’s new guidance directs that educators are to consider a student’s sex to mean the gender with which that student self-identifies, not the gender on their birth certificate. Key implications of the guidance are that students will participate in sex-segregated activities and use bathroom facilities according to self-identification, regardless of what school records or identification documents indicate. Our expert will discuss the implications of the new guidance.


  • M. Edward Whelan, President, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Public Interest Careers

Chicago Student Chapter Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:00 AMChicago, IL 60637


  • Gregg Nunziata, General Counsel to Senator Marco Rubio
  • Darpana Sheth, Institute for Justice
  • Don Borvan, Associate General Counsel to Governor Bruce Raune