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2015 Annual Supreme Court Round Up

Washington, DC Lawyers Chapter
Miguel Estrada July 10, 2015

Join us on July 10 as Miguel A. Estrada of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP delivers the Annual Supreme Court Round Up at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.  The cost for this event is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. [Register now!]

Liberty Month and American Exceptionalism - Podcast

Practice Groups Podcast
Michael S. Lee July 02, 2015

During the month of July, the Federalist Society will be celebrating Liberty Month. Our campaign is dedicated to public education and media awareness of the many pressing legal issues that affect the freedom of Americans. The Liberty Month program will include a daily spadea (half-page) insert in the Washington Times. Each insert will feature articles that discuss a specific court case or legal principle. To help kick-off liberty month, we welcomed Senator Mike Lee, who spoke about American Exceptionalism.

  • Hon. Michael S. Lee, United States Senate

Supreme Court Upholds Disparate Impact: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. - Podcast

Civil Rights Practice Group Podcast
William Consovoy, Ralph W. Kasarda July 02, 2015

On June 25, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision that the Wall Street Journal has characterized as a "Disastrous Misreading of the Fair Housing Act," ruling that disparate-impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act. The consensus of court-watchers predicted an opposite holding. Is the Court’s decision a broad endorsement of the government’s use of disparate impact theory? Our experts discussed the implications of the decision.

  • William Consovoy, Partner, Consovoy McCarthy PLLC
  • Ralph W. Kasarda, Staff Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation

Liberty Month and American Exceptionalism

Practice Groups Teleforum
Michael S. Lee July 02, 2015

During the month of July, the Federalist Society will be celebrating Liberty Month. Our campaign is dedicated to public education and media awareness of the many pressing legal issues that affect the freedom of Americans. The Liberty Month program will include a daily spadea (half-page) insert in the Washington Times. Each insert will feature articles that discuss a specific court case or legal principle. To help kick-off liberty month, we welcome Senator Mike Lee, who will speak about American Exceptionalism.

  • Hon. Michael S. Lee, United States Senate

Supreme Court Upholds Disparate Impact: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.

Civil Rights Practice Group Courthouse Steps Teleforum
William Consovoy, Ralph W. Kasarda July 01, 2015

On June 25, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision that the Wall Street Journal has characterized as a "Disastrous Misreading of the Fair Housing Act," ruling that disparate-impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act. The consensus of court-watchers predicted an opposite holding. Is the Court’s decision a broad endorsement of the government’s use of disparate impact theory? Our experts will discuss the implications of the decision.

  • William Consovoy, Partner, Consovoy McCarthy PLLC
  • Ralph W. Kasarda, Staff Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation

Welcome & Opening Address by Mitch McConnell - Event Audio/Video

Third Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
Mitch McConnell, Dean A. Reuter June 23, 2015

The theme of the Third Annual Executive Branch Review Conference, what role does and should Congress play vis-a-vis the administrative state, will be developed in a series of addresses, debates and panel discussions. Experts will discuss incentives for Congressional action and inaction, reducing delegation from Congress to the agencies through more precise statutory language, the tools of Congressional oversight, and more. The conference will also include breakout sessions by selected practice groups to provide detailed discussion about executive branch activities in particular areas of the law.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the opening address on June 18, 2015, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

Welcome & Opening Address
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
East Room

  • Hon. Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate, Majority Leader
  • Introduction: Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

June 18, 2015
Washington, DC

Third Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

The Role of Congress in Policing the Administrative State
June 18, 2015

The theme of the Third Annual Executive Branch Review Conference, what role does and should Congress play vis-a-vis the administrative state, will be developed in a series of addresses, debates and panel discussions. Experts will discuss incentives for Congressional action and inaction, reducing delegation from Congress to the agencies through more precise statutory language, the tools of Congressional oversight, and more. The conference will also include breakout sessions by selected practice groups to provide detailed discussion about executive branch activities in particular areas of the law.

The Hijab Case

Short video with Rachel Paulose discussing EEOC v. Abercrombie
Rachel K. Paulose February 26, 2015

Former US Attorney for Minnesota, Rachel Paulose, explains the issues in dispute before the Supreme Court in EEOC v. Abercrombie in which a 17-year-old Muslim applicant alleges employment discrimination when Abercrombie refused to hire her as a "model" because of her religious head-covering.  Abercrombie denies the allegation.

As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

Executive Action on Immigration - Event Audio/Video

Sponsored by the Federalist Society's Practice Groups
Kamal Essaheb, David B. Rivkin, Jr., Ilya Shapiro, Peter Bisbee February 20, 2015

On November 20, 2014, President Obama, with much attention from the media and the public, announced executive action on immigration. Our discussion will address the specifics of the President’s actions, and the legality of those actions. What exactly was said and done by the President, and how do his actions differ from acts he previously asserted were beyond his unilateral power? Has the President exceeded his constitutional authority to act? What happens next? Please join us over the lunch hour for a discussion with three experts in the field.

Featuring:

  • Mr. Kamal Essaheb, Immigration Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center
  • Mr. David Rivkin, Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Mr. Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute
  • Moderator: Mr. Peter Bisbee, Membership Director and Associate Director of External Relations, The Federalist Society

National Press Club
Washington, DC