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2011 James Madison Award Presentation - Prepared Remarks

New York City Federalist Society 25th Anniversary Dinner
Andrew C. McCarthy, Michael B. Mukasey June 02, 2011

On April 25, 2011, the New York City Lawyers Chapter hosted its 25th Anniversary Dinner and presented the 2011 James Madison Award to former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey. Andrew C. McCarthy, a Senior Fellow at the National Review Institute and Co-Chair of the Center for Law and Counterterrorism at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, gave the introduction and presented the award. The following are their prepared remarks.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell - Prepared Remarks

2010 National Lawyers Convention
Robert M. McDowell December 07, 2010

The Federalist Society's Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group hosted a panel discussion on "Rewriting the Telecomm Act: Has the Time Come?" at the 2010 National Lawyers Convention on Saturday, November 20, 2010. The Honorable Robert M. McDowell of the Federal Communications Commission delivered an address before the panel discusson. Here are his prepared remarks.

The Founders’ Intent, Constitutional Provisions, and Limits on Spending Power and Delegation

Louis Michael Seidman, John C. Eastman, Wayne A. Abernathy July 20, 2009
The questions we will look at today is, is that appropriate? Is that constitutional? Does the need justify the law? And is the need so great that those kinds of actions are necessary? In each case they were enacted, that was the argument: the need was so great that flexibility has to govern the allocation and use of those funds. But are there constitutional lines that we should not cross? We are very privileged to have two distinguished scholars of the Constitution with us here today...

The Economic Crisis: Wall Street, Main Street, or K Street?

Richard A. Epstein, Steven Thel July 20, 2009
It is an honor to be here. I’m happy to see so many people have come to make judgments about our economic situation. Usually people in economics, or in law and economics, do not lack the confidence to talk about the major problems of the day. If this talk were a discourse on antidiscrimination laws or the minimum wage or some similar conflict, I would be situated clearly in the camp for deregulation. But money and credit and all the related topics are much more difficult to get a grip on. Therefore, I think you have to be aware of the two extremes, in order to try to find some way between the poles. This puts me in the uncharacteristic position of being a moderate, but so be it. I will bear that scorn with whatever dignity I can summon...