The Federalist Society

2008 Tax Policy Conference - "Our Nation's Founding Principles and Our Tax Code - Consistent or In Conflict?"

Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group

 The architects of our nation took great care to constitute a limited government founded on personal responsibility and individual liberty.  Do our internal revenue laws promote or undermine these founding principles?  Are they an appropriate vehicle for implementing sweeping social policy?  These and other questions will be the focus of our conference.

 

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks       

  • Hon. Eileen J. O'Connor, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, and former Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division, United States Department of Justice

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Panel I: Health Care: How Our Tax Laws Affect How Health Care is Paid for and Delivered       

  • Mr. Michael F. Cannon, Cato Institute
  • Mr. Robert B. Helms, American Enterprise Institute
  • Prof. Mark V. Pauly, University of Pennsylvania - Health Care Systems Department
  • Moderator: Prof. Amy Monahan, University of Missouri - Columbia

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Panel II: Charity: Whether and, if so, How Our Tax Laws Affect Charitable Activities, Religious Institutions, and Free Speech       

  • Mr. Lee E. Goodman, Esq., LeClairRyan
  • Mr. Kevin Hasson, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
  • Ms. Anne D. Neal, American Council of Trustees and Alumni
  • Moderator: Mr. Matthew Vadum, Capital Research Center

12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Panel III: "Tax Expenditures": The Wisdom and Efficacy of Using the Tax Code to Implement Social Policy       

  • Prof. Lily Batchelder, NYU School of Law
  • Mr. Leonard E. Burman, Director of the Tax Policy Institute, Urban Institute
  • Mr. Stephen J. Entin, The Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
  • Moderator: Hon. Eileen J. O'Connor, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, and former Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division, United States Department of Justice

National Press Club
Washington, DC
May 7, 2008

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