The Federalist Society

Third Annual Western Conference - "Federal Sovereignty, State Sovereignty, and the Sovereignty of 562 Native American Tribes: A Match Made In Heaven or Somewhere Less Pleasant?"

10:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Roundtable Discussion: How Comfortably Does Tribal Sovereignty Fit With American Democratic Ideals?    video

  • Prof. Carole Goldberg, UCLA School of Law
  • Dan Kolkey, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP
  • Joe Matel, Legislative Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Hon. Tom Sansonetti, Holland & Hart LLP
  • Prof. Alexander Tallchief Skibine, University of Utah College of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Diarmuid O'Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

12:00 noon – 1:45 p.m.
Luncheon Address    video

  • Hon. Kenneth W. Starr, Dean, Pepperdine University Law School
  • Introduction: John Fund, Wall Street Journal

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion:  International Law and Indian Law    video

  • Walter Olson, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  • Prof. Maimon Schwarzschild, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Carlos Bea, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Debate:  The Apology Resolutions and the Akaka Bill 

  • Prof. Gail Heriot, University of San Diego School of Law 
  • Dr. Davianna McGregor, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Moderator: Eugene B. Meyer, President, The Federalist Society

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