After the 2012 Election… What’s Next for the Supreme Court?

The Chicago Lawyers Chapter
Start : Tuesday, August 28, 2012 12:00 PM
End : Tuesday, August 28, 2012 01:30 PM

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150 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601
(Banquet Facility, Lower Level)

Featured Speakers:
M. Edward Whelan



  • Edward Whelan, Esq., President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center; Former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice; Former Law Clerk to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Whoever is elected president in November may have the opportunity to appoint two or more justices to the Supreme Court. Even the appointment of a single justice might dramatically alter the ideological makeup of the Court. What role will the Supreme Court play in the 2012 elections? How would a re-elected President Obama or a President Romney approach Supreme Court nominations, and how would their nominations likely fare in the Senate? Reviewing how confirmation battles have changed over the last two decades, Mr. Whelan will explore these questions and explain how proponents of judicial conservatism are winning the broader political debate.

Registration details:

Cost: $30 pre-paid ($25 for students), $40 at the door ($35 at the door with current Federalist Society membership card or Student I.D. in hand)

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