What kind of war power does the Constitution grant the President and Congress? What limitations apply to each branch concerning the power to declare war and the use of military force? Over time, how has the Framers’ understanding been followed and in what ways has it been ignored? Do the founding principles regarding these topics still have application to our modern era? Join us for an insightful discussion with Former Congressman Mickey Edwards and National Review Institute Senior Fellow Andrew C. McCarthy.
This event was held on July 7, 2017, at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.
Hon. Mickey Edwards, Former Congressman, Vice President and Program Director, Rodel Fellowships In Public Leadership, Aspen Institute
Andrew C. McCarthy, Senior Fellow, National Review Institute
Moderator: Nate Kaczmarek, Deputy Director, Article I Initiative, The Federalist Society
In this sequel to our panel last year on “The Limits of Federal Criminal Law,” we ask a distinguished panel to discuss how enforcement policy is evolving under Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Is the Yates Memo targeting individual employees of a corporation still operative? Do the speeches of the new Attorney General give any insights into future enforcement tendencies?
This event was held on June 13, 2017, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Hon. Alice Fisher, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Matthew S. Miner, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Hon. George J. Terwilliger III, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
Moderator: Hon. Richard J. Leon, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Antitrust policy during much of the Obama Administration was a continuation of the Bush Administration’s minimal involvement in the market. However, at the end of President Obama’s term, there was a significant pivot to investigations and blocks of high profile mergers such as Halliburton-Baker Hughes, Comcast-Time Warner Cable, Staples-Office Depot, Sysco-US Foods, and Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna. How will or should the new Administration analyze proposed mergers, including certain high profile deals like Walgreens-Rite Aid, AT&T-Time Warner, Inc., and DraftKings-FanDuel?
This lively luncheon panel discussion covered these topics and the anticipated future of antitrust enforcement. This event was held on June 9, 2017, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Albert A. Foer, Founder and Senior Fellow, American Antitrust Institute
Prof. Geoffrey A. Manne, Executive Director, International Center for Law & Economics
Hon. Joshua D. Wright, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
Moderator: Hon. Ronald A. Cass, Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law and President, Cass & Associates, PC
The Fifth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference will examine the changing and often convoluted relationship between the legislative and the executive branches in the United States government. The Conference began with an opening address by Senator Mike Lee and concluded with this closing address by OMB Director Mick Mulvaney.
The 2017 Executive Branch Review Conference was held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. on May 17, 2017.
Keynote Address 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Grand Ballroom
Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director, Office of Management and Budget
Introduction: Hon. David M. McIntosh, President, Club for Growth and Vice Chairman, The Federalist Society
The Fifth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference will examine the changing and often convoluted relationship between the legislative and the executive branches in the United States government. The Conference began with this opening address by Senator Mike Lee and concluded with a closing address by OMB Director Mick Mulvaney.
This panel of the 2017 Executive Branch Review Conference was held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. on May 17, 2017.
Breakout Session:The Barriers to the American Innovation Economy 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Palm Court Ballroom
Ms. Sally Greenberg, Executive Director, National Consumers League
Mr. Robert Fisher, Senior Vice President, Federal Government Relations, Verizon
Mr. Abbott "Tad" Lipsky, Acting Director of Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission
Mr. Bret Swanson, Visiting Fellow, Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology, American Enterprise Institute
Moderator: Hon. Kathleen Q. Abernathy, Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission