On September 19, 2015, The Federalist Society hosted the 2015 Texas Chapters Conference at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. In this session, Keith Hennessey, former Assistant to President George W. Bush for Economic Policy and Director of the U.S. National Economic Council, was interviewed about The 2008 Financial Crisis.
Interview: The 2008 Financial Crisis
Keith Hennessey, former Assistant to President George W. Bush for Economic Policy and Director of the U.S. National Economic Council
Interviewer:Marc Kesselman, former General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture and former Deputy General Counsel of Office of Management and Budget
Introduction: William Peterson, Beck Redden LLP and President, Houston Lawyers Chapter
On September 19, 2015, The Federalist Society hosted the 2015 Texas Chapters Conference at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. President of the George W. Bush Presidential Center and former United States Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings welcomed the attendees at the start of the conference. The following panel featured a retrospective on the War on Terror and the Rule of Law.
Hon. Margaret Spellings, President, George W. Bush Presidential Center and former United States Secretary of Education
Panel: The War on Terror
Hon. Michael Chertoff, former Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
Hon. William Haynes, II, former General Counsel, Department of Defense
Hon. Michael Mukasey, former Attorney General, Department of Justice
Hon. Larry D. Thompson, former Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice
Moderator:Mr. John Rizzo, former Acting General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency
October 5th will mark the first day of the 2015 Supreme Court term. Thus far, the Court's docket includes major cases involving the death penalty, affirmative action, unions, civil asset forfeiture, and more.
Notable cases include Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez, which concerns pre-certification mootness; Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo, which concerns class certification where statistical methods are used to establish liability and damages; Spokeo v. Robins, which concerns Article III standing and statutory damages; Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which concerns affirmative action in admissions; Evenwel v. Abbott, which concerns redistricting law; Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which concerns teacher unions; and Kansas v. Gleason, Kansas v. Carr, Montgomery v. Louisiana, Foster v. Humphrey, and Hurst v. Florida, which all concern the death penalty.
In addition to these cases and others, which may include abortion and contraceptive mandate questions, the panelists will discuss the current composition and the future of the Court.
Prof. Gail Heriot, Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
Mr. John Elwood, Partner at Vinson & Elkins
Mr. Neal K. Katyal, Partner at Hogan Lovells
Prof. John F. Stinneford, Professor of Law and Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center at Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Mr. Ed Whelan, President of Ethics & Public Policy Center
With the adoption of the Open Internet Order, the Federal Communications Commission has potentially waded into areas that have historically been within the Federal Trade Commission’s jurisdiction. How are privacy, consumer protection, and technology policy issues currently being handled by the agencies – do their actions complement each other or are they creating regulatory tension and uncertainty? If there is a turf war going on, will Congress step in or will the courts decide? How does it impact competition policies and consumer protection? Join FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai and FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen as they engage in a moderated discussion about these and other issues relating to the respective roles of their agencies.
Hon. Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Federal Trade Commission
Hon. Ajit V. Pai, Federal Communications Commission
Moderator: Alexander Okuliar, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP