Federalist Society Holiday Party

San Diego Lawyers Chapter Wednesday, December 07, 2016 05:30 PMDon Chido
527 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Season's greetings from the San Diego Federalist Society! As an exciting 2016 draws to a close, we would like to invite you to join us for a fun evening of conversation, libation, and good old-fashioned holiday cheer. 

Regulating Attorney Speech: A Debate

Columbus Lawyers Chapter Wednesday, December 07, 2016 12:00 PMThe Athletic Club of Columbus
136 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215


  • Daniel P. TokajiCharles W. Ebersold and Florence Whitcomb Ebersold Professor of Constitutional Law, The Ohio State Univeristy Moritz College of Law
  • George W. Dent, Jr.Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law 

Second Annual Holiday Judicial Reception

Miami Lawyers Chapter Tuesday, December 06, 2016 05:30 PMK&L Gates LLP
200 South Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 3900
Miami, FL 33131

Free Admission - Open Bar & Complimentary hors d'oeuvre - Please RSVP!


Justice Scalia's Opinions: Federal Judges Discuss Their Favorites

New York City Lawyers Chapter Monday, December 05, 2016 06:00 PM3 West Club
3 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019


  • HON. WILLIAM F. KUNTZ II - United States District Judge Eastern District of N.Y.
  • HON. LORETTA A. PRESKA - United States District Judge Southern District of N.Y.
  • HON. RICHARD J. SULLIVAN - United States District Judge Southern District of N.Y.

Moderated by: EDWARD WHELAN - President, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Redistricting Tested in the Supreme Court

Free Speech & Election Law and Civil Rights Practice Groups Teleforum Monday, December 05, 2016 03:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

On December 5, the U.S. Supreme Court will hold oral arguments on two redistricting cases, Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections and McCrory v. Harris.  After the movement of population, both Virginia and North Carolina legislatures redrew plans for their state legislative districts.  However, plaintiffs in each state challenged the plans as racial gerrymanders diluting the vote of African-American voters.  Both cases raise the question of how to comply with the Voting Rights Act requirement that racial minorities have the ability to elect representatives of their choice, along with the Constitutional prohibition of race predominating in the drawing of plans.  The Court will be also be asked to clarify the acceptable ways to consider minority populations in drawing plans, what plaintiffs need to show to prove a racial gerrymander, and what would trigger strict scrutiny.


  • Ms. Maya M. Noronha, Associate, Baker & Hostetler LLP

Courthouse Steps: Moore v. Texas

Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Teleforum Friday, December 02, 2016 01:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

On November 29, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Moore v. Texas. This case involves the death penalty and the intellectually disabled. Specifically, whether in capital cases it violates the Eighth Amendment and the High Court’s prior rulings in Hall v. Florida and Atkins v. Virginia to preclude the application of current medical standards and require older medical standards to determine the intellectual disability of a criminal defendant. 


  • Kent S. Scheidegger, Legal Director & General Counsel, Criminal Justice Legal Foundation