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ABOUT THE LAWYERS DIVISION
The Federalist Society's Lawyers Division was founded in 1986 to bring together attorneys, business and policy leaders, judges and others interested in examining and improving the state of the law. The Lawyers Division reaches the legal community thr READ MORE
Baltimore Lawyers Chapter

Speaker:

  • Ilya Shapiro - Senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review
Civil Rights and Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Groups Podcast

On June 23, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued a 4-3 decision in Fisher v. University of Texas, upholding the University’s affirmative action program. It also announced a 4-4 tie in United States v. Texas, affirming the decision of the Fifth Circuit to block President Obama’s executive order on immigration. Our experts discussed both developments and answered audience questions.

Featuring:

  • Prof. Josh Blackman, Assistant Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law
  • Roger B. Clegg, President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity
  • Hon. Hans A. von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast

On the eve of the British referendum to remain in the European Union, Phillip Booth of the Institute of Economic Affairs and Ilya Somin of George Mason University Law School discussed broader issues of devolution and secession, such as the extent to which secession should be allowed from various political systems and whether or not a right to it should be institutionalized. The also took a closer look at the possibility of a British exit, and what that would mean for the European Union and Britain as a whole.

Featuring:

  • Prof. Philip Booth, Editorial and Programme Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs and Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at Cass Business School
  • Prof. Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law