Environmental Law & Property Rights
- Air Quality
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- Hazardous Waste & Toxic Tort
- Land Use
- Water Quality
- Wetlands & Endangered Species
|The Electorate and the Courts - Event Audio/Video|
Closing Panel: The Electorate and the Courts
|Showcase Panel IV: Textualism and Statutory Interpretation - Event Audio/Video|
In recent years, textualism has come to replace legislative history as the most important tool available to Supreme Court Justices when interpreting statutory text. This panel will examine the new textualism and will debate its merits. What are the arguments for and against textualism? When, if ever, ought a judge consider legislative history? This panel will also address the question of whether theJjustices all share the same approach to statutory interpretation or whether they continue to diverge in predictable ways. What effect does the choice of interpretive techniques have on congressional drafting of legislation in the future?
The Federalist Society's Practice Groups presented this showcase panel on "Textualism and Statutory Interpretation" on Saturday, November 16, during the 2013 National Lawyers Convention.
Showcase Panel IV: Textualism and Statutory Interpretation
|Sixth Annual Rosenkranz Debate - RESOLVED: Courts are too Deferential to the Legislature - Event Audio/Video|
The Sixth Annual Rosenkranz Debate was held on November 16, 2013, during The Federalist Society's 2013 National Lawyers Convention. The topic of the debate was "RESOLVED: Courts are too Deferential to the Legislature" and featured Prof. Randy Barnett of Georgetown University Law Center and Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Judge Jerry Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit moderated.
Sixth Annual Rosenkranz Debate
|New Directions in Takings Law - Event Audio/Video|
This past year, the Supreme Court decided three important regulatory takings cases, including Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, Koontz, and Horne. At the state level, several states, including Virginia and Mississippi, recently adopted new constitutional amendments limiting the definition of public use and restricting the power of eminent domain. Many, including Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, have urged the Supreme Court to reconsider its Public Use Clause jurisprudence and overrule or limit cases such as Kelo v. City of New London. At both the state and federal level, takings law is very much in flux. This panel will assess where we are on important constitutional takings issues, and where we should be going.
The Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group hosted this panel on "New Directions in Takings Law" on Saturday, November 16, during the 2013 National Lawyers Convention.
Environmental Law: New Directions in Takings Law