Immigration Law and Policy

Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Teleforum Friday, May 22, 2015 01:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

Is there a way out of the morass on immigration policy that is consistent with conservative principles but allows for a solution to the problems created by outdated and largely unenforceable current laws? Some argue that our current illegal immigration problem is largely the result of laws that prevent willing workers who are foreign born to be matched with U.S. employers who seek the skills they offer at both the high and low end of the skills spectrum. Others are loath to give illegal immigrants a path to citizenship, seeing it as an endorsement of the evasion of the rule of law, and an incentive to future illegal immigration.

  • Hon. Linda Chavez, Chairman, Center for Equal Opportunity
  • Hon. Thomas G. Tancredo, Co-chairman, Team America PAC, and President, Rocky Mountain Foundation

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Update - May 2015

Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Teleforum Wednesday, May 20, 2015 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 (CFPB).  Developments this month include the CFPB's adoption of a final policy on publishing consumer complaint narratives, a moratorium on credit card issuers submitting their credit card agreements to the CFPB, the Office of Management and Budget's threat of recommending the veto of a bill that would reduce the CFPB's budget by 0.1% over then next ten years, and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold the dismissal on procedural grounds in Morgan Drexen, Inc. v. CFPB, a suit challenging the constitutionality of the CFPB.

  • Hon. Wayne A. Abernathy, Executive VP for Financial Institutions Policy and Regulatory Affairs, American Bankers Association
  • Julius L. Loeser, Of Counsel, Winston & Strawn LLP

Invitation-Only Discussion and Q&A

Triangle Lawyers Chapter Monday, May 18, 2015 06:00 PMCapital City Club
150 Fayetteville Street,
28th Floor Wells Fargo Building
Raleigh, NC 27601


  • Charles C. W. Cooke, Writer, National Review, Author, “The Conservatarian Manifesto”

This event has been cancelled.

Non-Media Speech: Is it Free?

Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group Teleforum Friday, May 15, 2015 01:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

The First Amendment reads, in part, "Congress shall make no law . . .abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press . . ." Are there, and should there be, different levels of freedom of speech for media and non-media speakers? If so, how should "media" and "non-media" be defined, and who should decide? Our experts will debate a recent Texas Court of Appeals decision that surprised some observers.

  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
  • Prof. Sonja R. West, University of Georgia School of Law