Supreme Court Criminal Law Round Up - October Term 2013

Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Teleforum July 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

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Update - July 2014

Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Teleforum July 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

Reviewing The Supreme Court’s 2013/14 Term: A Panel Discussion

Colorado Lawyers Chapter July 18, 2014 11:30 AMMaggiano’s Little Italy,
500 16th Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
Denver, CO 80202


  • Opening Remarks: The Honorable Timothy Tymkovich, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Richard Westfall, Hale Westfall LLP
  • Professor Nancy Leong, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
  • Professor Rob Natelson (ret.), University of Montana; Independence Institute
  • Moderator: Daniel Domenico, Colorado Solicitor General

Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department

The Long Island Lawyers Chapter July 17, 2014 06:00 PMThe Davenport Press Restaurant
70 Main Street
For Directions Call: 516-248-8300
Mineola, NY 11501


  • John Fund, National Affairs Columnist for National Review Online
  • Hans von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation

Who Judges Who is a Judge?

Administrative Law & Regulation and Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Groups Teleforum July 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

Stare Decisis and Constitutional Text

The Tarrant County Lawyers Chapter July 17, 2014 12:00 PMThe Fort Worth Club
306 W. 7th Stree
Forth Worth, TX


  • Jonathan F. Mitchell, Texas Solicitor General

Fraud on the Market: Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund Decided

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust and Litigation Practice Groups Courthouse Steps Teleforum July 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