This online issue features transcripts from many of the panels and speeches at our November 2006 National Lawyers Convention. The transcripts have been edited for clarity, although in a few cases further revisions have been made as befits a written medium. Only the opening remarks follow; panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions have not been reproduced, for reasons of space management. Audio of these speeches and debates can be found HERE.
2006 National Lawyers Convention Issue
WELCOME & OPENING ADDRESS
SHOWCASE PANEL I
- Limited Government and Spreading Democracy: Uneasy Cousins?
Mr. Francois-Henri Briard, Mr. William Kristol, Mr. Tom G. Palmer, Mr. Kenneth Wollack; Moderator: Hon. A. Raymond Randolph
- Net Neutrality: Battle of the Titans
Hon. William P. Barr, Mr. Paul Misener, Prof. Christopher S. Yoo; Moderator: Hon. David M. McIntosh
CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE
- Bringing Terrorists to Justice: Can Criminal Prosecution Work?
Ms. Jennifer Daskal, Hon. Kenneth M. Karas, Prof. Stephen A. Saltzburg, Hon. Kenneth Wainstein; Moderator: Hon. Lois Haight
FEDERALISM & SEPARATION OF POWERS
- Executive Power in Wartime
Prof. Richard A. Epstein, Dr. Roger Pilon, Prof. Geoffrey R. Stone, Prof. John C. Yoo; Moderator: Hon. William H. Pryor, Jr.
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY & LEGAL EDUCATION
- ABA Accreditation Standards for Law Schools
Prof. John S. Baker, Jr., Dean Saul Levmore, Prof. Thomas D. Morgan, Mr. John A. Sebert; Moderator: Prof. Douglas W. Kmiec
- Does IP Harm or Help Developing Countries?
Hon. Alex M. Azar, II, Prof. Graeme B. Dinwoodie, Prof. Jerome H. Reichman, Mr. Robert Sherwood; Moderator: Hon. Bruce A. Lehman
BARBARA K. OLSON MEMORIAL LECTURE
SHOWCASE PANEL III
- Are Constitutional Changes Necessary to Limit Government?
Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, Prof. William N. Eskridge, Jr., Prof. Daniel H. Lowenstein, Prof. Richard D. Parker; Moderator: Hon. David B. Sentelle
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW & REGULATION
- Agency Preemption: Speak Softly, But Carry A Big Stick?
Hon. Ronald A. Cass, Prof. Th omas W. Merrill, Prof. Catherine M. Sharkey, Hon. Daniel E. Troy; Moderator: Hon. Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain
CORPORATIONS, SECURITIES & ANTITRUST
- Regulatory Double-Dipping
Hon. Paul S. Atkins, Dr. Michael S. Greve, Hon. Deborah Platt Majoras, Hon. Eugene Scalia; Moderator: Hon. Jerry E. Smith
INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL SECURITY LAW
- Are We Over-Lawyering International Affairs?
Prof. Phillip C. Bobbitt, Dean John D. Hutson, Prof. John C. Yoo, Dr. Philip D. Zelikow; Moderator: Edwin D. Williamson
ANNUAL CONVENTION LUNCHEON
- Judicial Independence
Hon. Carlos T. Bea, Hon. Danny J. Boggs, Hon. Timothy B. Dyk, Hon. Patricia M. Wald; Moderator: Hon. Dennis G. Jacobs
SHOWCASE PANEL IV
- The Role of Government in Defining Our Culture
Prof. Hadley P. Arkes, Hon. Walter E. Dellinger, Prof. William N. Eskridge, Jr., Dr. Charles Murray, Mr. Anthony D. Romero, Mrs. Phyllis M. Schlafly; Moderator: Hon. Edwin Meese, III