Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group TeleforumJuly 21, 2014 01:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call
The Supreme Court issued a number of notable opinions in the area of criminal law during the recently concluded term. Join us as members of the Federalist Society’s Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Executive Committee offer their analysis on recent developments in the Supreme Court’s criminal law jurisprudence and field questions from a call-in audience.
Dean Mazzone, Chief of the Enterprise and Major Crimes Division, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
Kent S. Scheidegger, Legal Director and General Counsel, Criminal Justice Legal Foundation
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group TeleforumJuly 18, 2014 02:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call
Members of the Federalist Society’s Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Executive Committee will provide an update on recent important activity at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on this Teleforum conference call. Recent developments include CFPB Director Richard Cordray’s congressional testimony on auto lending discrimination, as well as the congressional testimony of CFPB whistleblower Ali Naraghi on alleged “results-oriented” examinations of regulated entities, bureaucratic inefficiency, and workplace discrimination at the CFPB, and Operation Chokepoint.
Hon. Wayne A. Abernathy, Executive VP for Financial Institutions Policy and Regulatory Affairs, American Bankers Association
Prof. Todd J. Zywicki, Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
Washington, DC Lawyers ChapterJuly 18, 2014 12:00 PMThe Mayflower Hotel 1127 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20036
Join us on July 18 as Thomas Hungar of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Noel Francisco of Jones Day deliver the Annual Supreme Court Round Up at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The cost for this event is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. [Register now!]
Administrative Law & Regulation and Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Groups TeleforumJuly 17, 2014 01:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call
At bottom, in Kuretski v. Commissioner, presidential power is at stake. Judges of the U.S. Tax Court (26 USC 7443(f)), were arguably characterized by the U.S. Supreme Court, in Freytag v. Commissioner, as exercising a portion of the judicial power of the United States. Recently, however, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed when it found that the Tax Court exercises only executive power. What are the implications of the D.C. Circuit Court’s opinion on the president’s removal power? Has the D.C. Circuit misread Freytag, or faithfully applied it?
Prof. Kristin E. Hickman, Harlan Albert Rogers Professor in Law, University of Minnesota Law School
Prof. Tuan Samahon, Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law
Corporations, Securities & Antitrust and Litigation Practice Groups Courthouse Steps TeleforumJuly 16, 2014 02:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call
On Monday, June 23, 2014 the Supreme Court issued a 9-0 decision in the highly anticipated securities fraud case Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund. The case offered the Court an opportunity to revisit its 1988 decision in Basic v. Levinson, in which it adopted the “fraud on the market” doctrine. Fraud on the market is critical to modern securities fraud class action lawsuits -- the doctrine assumes that any misrepresentations of a security traded in an efficient market will affect that security’s market price and thus affect any shareholders trading in reliance of market price, an assumption that precludes consideration of whether potential class members actually heard and acted on fraudulent statements. The Court declined to overturn Basic; our expert will discuss the reasoning and impact of the decision.
George T. Conway III, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz