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Practice Groups Podcasts from 2013

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Date Practice Group Podcast Title

Financial Services & E-Commerce

Debating the Volcker Rule



International & National Security Law

NSA Court Decision


Federalism & Separation of Powers

Changing the Rules: The Senate Filibuster



Telecommunications & Electronic Media

A Conversation with Federal Trade Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen



Environmental Law & Property Rights

EPA in the US Supreme Court: EPA v. EME Homer City Generation



Financial Services & E-Commerce

Pension Reform: The Road Forward

All Practice Groups

Drone Delivery Service

Civil Rights

Mt. Holly Settlement
11/22/2013 Criminal Law & Procedure Civil Asset Forfeiture
11/22/2013 Labor & Employment Law Limits of Labor Law: UNITE HERE v. Mulhall
11/21/2013 Intellectual Property Patent Re-reform in Congress
11/20/2013 Intellectual Property Burden of Proof in the World of Patents: Medtronic v. Boston Scientific
11/19/2013 Environmental Law & Property Rights Sagebrush Rebel - Reagan's Environmental Legacy
11/13/2013 Administrative Law & Regulation Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets
11/12/2013 Religious Liberties Town of Greece  v. Galloway: Establishment or Free Exercise?
11/11/2013 Criminal Law & Procedure, Federalism & Separation of Powers, and International & National Security Law U.S. v. Bond: Expanding Congress’ Power?
11/11/2013 Labor & Employment Law Supreme Court to Define the Word "Clothes"
11/6/2013 Telecommunications & Electronic Media The FCC and the States: A Division of Authority
11/6/2013 Administrative Law & Regulation Government Transparency and FOIA
10/18/2013 Litigation An Originalist Take on Diversity Jurisdiction
10/17/2013 Civil Rights Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action Oral Argument Courthouse Steps
10/17/2013 Criminal Law & Procedure and Civil Rights Ongoing 7th Circuit Gun Litigation
10/14/2013 Federalism & Separation of Powers Debt Ceiling Deadline
10/14/2013 Administrative Law & Regulation Terms of Engagement
10/14/2013 Free Speech & Election Law Courthouse Steps: McCutcheon v. FEC Oral Arguments
10/7/2013 Criminal Law & Procedure and Free Speech & Election Law DeLay v. Texas: Prosecutorial Overreach?
10/7/2013 Administrative Law & Regulation The Bucks Start Here
9/27/2013 Federalism & Separation of Powers Dumbing Down the Courts
9/25/2013 Criminal Law & Procedure Border Searches, National Security, and the Reasonable Expectation of Digital Privacy
9/20/2013 Criminal Law & Procedure Challenges to Illinois Gun Control: People v. Aguilar
9/17/2013 Environmental Law & Property Rights Unresolved Takings Questions Following the October 2012 Supreme Court Term
9/11/2013 Telecommunications & Electronic Media FCC Regulation of the Internet: Verizon v. FCC Courthouse Steps Teleforum
9/11/2013 Civil Rights and Religious Liberties Anti-discrimination and Individual Liberties: Elane Photography v. Willock
9/9/2013 Environmental Law & Property Rights and Administrative Law & Regulation Is EPA's NAAQS Process Inexorably Monotonic?
9/9/2013 Telecommunications & Electronic Media A Conversation with Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai
9/3/2013 Criminal Law & Procedure Is Eric Holder Right About Mandatory Minimums?
8/29/2013 Federalism & Separation of Powers and International & National Security Law Syria and the President’s Authority to Intervene
8/28/2013 Administrative Law &
8/28/2013 Environmental Law &
Property Rights and
Administrative Law &
Energy and the Executive: Yucca Mountain and the Separation
of Powers
8/13/2013 Environmental Law &
Property Rights and
Financial Services &
E- Commerce

 City of Richmond: The Next Kelo?
8/2/2013 Federalism &
Separation of Powers and
Religious Liberties
The Court Decides: The Prop 8 and DOMA Cases
7/31/2013 Environmental Law &
Property Rights

Recent Developments in Public Use Law
7/31/2013 Environmental Law &
Property Rights
The Court Decides: Property Rights and Koontz v.
St. Johns River Water Management District
7/29/2013 Civil Rights and Free Speech &
Election Law
Shelby County Going Forward
7/29/2013 Administrative Law &
FOIA Update
7/29/2013 International &
National Security Law

Bulk Data Collection and the NSA
7/16/2013 Civil Rights Supreme Court Update: Fisher v. University of Texas
at Austin
7/11/2013 Intellectual Property The Myriad Decision and Patented Innovation in the
Biotech Industry
7/11/2013 International &
National Security Law
Who Runs the Internet? The Role of Nations, NGOs,
and the UN in International Internet Governance, and
What It Means for International and National Security
7/2/2013 Financial Services &
Due Process in the Banking Industry
7/2/2013 Civil Rights The Growing Use of Disparate Impact Analysis
6/28/2013 Civil Rights Debate on Fisher and Shelby County
6/27/2013 All Practice Groups Supreme Court Update: June 20 Decisions
6/27/2013 Intellectual Property Patenting Human DNA: The Court's Decision
6/27/2013 All Practice Groups Supreme Court Update: June 17 Decisions
6/25/2013 Criminal Law &
The Supreme Court Rules: Collection of DNA
6/21/2013 Federalism &
Separation of Powers
The Internal Revenue Service
6/13/2013 Administrative Law &
City of Arlington - How Much Deference?
6/4/2013 Criminal Law &
Drawing Blood from a Drunk Driving Suspect: Missouri v. McNeely
6/4/2013 Environmental Law &
Property Rights
Conservative Principles for Environmental Reform
6/4/2013 Labor &
Employment Law
New Department of Labor "Persuader" Rule: A Threat
to Lawyers and Clients?
6/3/2013 Intellectual Property The Seed Patent Case: Bowman v. Monsanto
6/3/2013 Intellectual Property The State of the Patent System: A Discussion with
Chief Judge Rader
6/3/2013 Federalism &
Separation of Powers
and Litigation
Judge Robert H. Bork: His Life and Legacy
6/3/2013 Free Speech &
Election Law
Corporate Disclosure After Citizens United: Legislation, Regulation, and Shareholder Resolutions
5/30/2013 Civil Rights Is There a War on Women?
5/29/2013 International &
National Security Law
Cybersecurity -- Information Sharing, Privacy,
Regulation, and Reason
5/22/2013 International &
National Security Law
After Chávez: Restoring the Rule of Law in Venezuela
5/21/2013 Litigation Raisin Growers Go to Court: Horne v. USDA
5/21/2013 Administrative Law &
First Steps on Immigration Reform? The Military
Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2013
5/20/2013 Intellectual Property What's Next for Copyright Enforcement? Rogue Sites
and Other Challenges
5/20/2013 Intellectual Property Copyright and Commercialization after Kirtsaeng v.
John Wiley & Sons
5/17/2013 Administrative Law &
Improving the Use of Science for Policy
5/17/2013 Criminal Law &
Marijuana: Examining the Tensions Between State
and Federal Laws
5/14/2013 Intellectual Property DNA and Patents: Association for Molecular Pathology
v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.
5/14/2013 Litigation Litigation Alert: Amgen: A Pyrrhic Victory For Plaintiffs
in Securities Class Actions?
5/13/2013 International &
National Security Law and Litigation
What is Left of the Alien Tort Statute after Kiobel v.
Royal Dutch Petroleum
5/13/2013 International &
National Security Law
For the Sake of National Security: Plugging in the Leaks
5/9/2013 Professional Responsibility & Legal
Controlling Legal Practice: Public Ownership of Stock
in Law Firms
5/9/2013 Financial Services &
Too Big to Prosecute?
5/7/2013 International Law &
National Security
The Boston Terrorist Attack and Strategic Intelligence
5/7/2013 Labor &
Employment Law
NLRB Posting Regulations
5/7/2013 Administrative Law &
Cost and Benefits of FY 2012 Regulations
5/6/2013 Internantional &
National Security Law
Al-Qaeda in the United States: A Complete Analysis
of Terrorism Offences
5/6/2013 Environmental Law &
Property Rights
What to Expect When No One is Expecting
5/3/2013 International &
National Security Law
The Pentagon, the National Security Agency, and
Domestic Cybersecurity
5/2/2013 Religious Liberties Using the Schools After Hours? Not a Prayer
5/2/2013 Labor &
Employment Law
The NLRB and Class Action Waivers: D.R. Horton
5/1/2013 Litigation Arbitration and Class Actions in the Supreme Court:
American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant
4/29/2013 Environmental Law &
Property Rights and
Intellectual Property
The Seeds of Patent Law: Bowman v. Monsanto
4/29/2013 Religious Liberties HHS "Contraceptive" Mandate - Litigation Update
4/25/2013 Administrative Law &
Should There Be an Internet Sales Tax?
4/17/2013 All Practice Groups Federalist Society’s Executive Branch Review Project: A Teleforum with Senator Mike Lee and David McIntosh
4/17/2013 Civil Rights The Voting Rights Act in the Supreme Court: Shelby
County v. Holder
4/12/2013 Federalism, Financial
Services, Labor, & Litigation
The Limits of Recess Appointment Authority
4/12/2013 Environmental Law &
Property Rights
Deference to the EPA? Georgia-Pacific West, Inc. v.
Northwest Environmental Defense Center
4/8/2013 Environmental Law &
Property Rights
Greenhouse Gases: Massachusetts v. EPA Revisited
4/4/2013 Criminal Law &
Is American Justice Blind, Or Blind To A "Prosecutocracy"?
4/4/2013 Environmental Law &
Property Rights
Water Access Rights: City of Tombstone v. USA, et al
4/3/2013 Criminal Law &
Your DNA: Maryland v. King
4/3/2013 Criminal Law &
Gun Control: Assessing Constitutionality and Effectiveness
4/1/2013 Civil Rights and
Criminal Law &
Controlling Gun Control?: The Seventh Circuit Steps In
4/1/2013 Free Speech &
Election Law
Setting Voter Rules: Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council
of Arizona
3/28/2013 Corporations, Securities & Antitrust
Financial Services &
The Death of Corporate Reputation
3/27/2013 Religious Liberties DOMA in the Supreme Court
3/26/13 Religious Liberties Proposition 8 in the Supreme Court
3/25/2013 Environmental Law &
Property Rights
The EPA's Anticipated Attempt to Regulate Greenhouse
Gas Emissions from Existing Power Plants
3/25/2013 Financial Services &
Bad History, Worse Policy
3/22/2013 Environmental Law &
Property Rights
Limits on Government Regulation of Real Property:
Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District
3/19/2013 International &
National Security Law
Cybersecurity And the Chinese Hacker Problem
3/13/2013 International &
National Security Law
The Use of Lethal Force on U.S. Citizens
3/4/2013 Financial Services &
The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure
3/4/2013 Financial Services &
Dodd-Frank Litigation Update: Amended Complaint
2/27/2013 Federalism &
Separation of Powers
The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for
Free Enterprise
2/25/2013 Litigation The Class Action Fairness Act goes to Court:
Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles
2/25/2013 Intellectual Property Patent Licensing - A Detriment or Key to Innovation?
2/25/2013 Administrative Law & Regulation Who Determines Agency Jurisdiction?: City of
Arlington v. FCC
2/20/2013 Criminal Law &
Cybersecurity and "Hacking Back"
2/7/2013 Labor &
Employment Law
Judicial Challenges to the NLRB Recess Appointments 
2/7/2013 Environmental Law &
Property Rights
The Future of Publicly Owned Lands
1/25/2013 Financial Services &
Noel Canning Decision on Recess Appointments


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