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2017 National Lawyers Convention

Administrative Agencies and the Regulatory State
November 16, 2017
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The 2017 National Lawyers Convention is scheduled for Thursday, November 16 through Saturday, November 18 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The topic of this year's convention is: Administrative Agencies and the Regulatory State. More information will be posted soon!

Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2017?

Co-Sponsored by the Faculty Division and the Practice Groups
Jan Crawford, Kyle Duncan, Samuel Estreicher, Orin S. Kerr, Andrew J. Pincus, Carrie Severino September 27, 2017

This event is being live-streamed.

October 2nd will mark the first day of oral arguments for the 2017 Supreme Court term. The Court's docket already includes major cases involving Federal Courts, redistricting, the First Amendment, election law, business law, class actions, international and immigration issues, Alien Tort Statute, and the Fourth Amendment.

The full list of cases granted thus far for the upcoming term can be viewed on SCOTUSblog here. The panelists will also discuss the current composition and the future of the Court.

Featuring:

  • Kyle Duncan, Schaerr Duncan, LLP
  • Prof. Samuel Estreicher, New York University School of Law
  • Prof. Orin Kerr, George Washington University Law School
  • Andrew Pincus, Mayer Brown, LLP
  • Carrie Severino, Judicial Crisis Network
  • Moderator: Jan Crawford, CBS News

Litigation Update: Sanctuary Cities in the District Court - Podcast

Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
John C. Eastman September 22, 2017

On Friday, September 15 Judge Harry Leinenweber of the Northern District of Illinois granted a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s enforcement of a new Justice Department requirement tied to federal funding. The new Byrne Justice Assistant Grants require sanctuary cities that want federal funding to cooperate with federal immigration officials and notify them before illegal immigrants are going to be released from jail. Dr. John Eastman of Chapman University will join us to discuss the significance of the ruling and the future of the litigation.

Featuring:

  • Dr. John C. Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service, Chapman University School of Law

Litigation Update: Sanctuary Cities in the District Court

Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Teleforum
John C. Eastman September 19, 2017

On Friday, September 15 Judge Harry Leinenweber of the Northern District of Illinois granted a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s enforcement of a new Justice Department requirement tied to federal funding. The new Byrne Justice Assistant Grants require sanctuary cities that want federal funding to cooperate with federal immigration officials and notify them before illegal immigrants are going to be released from jail. Dr. John Eastman of Chapman University will join us to discuss the significance of the ruling and the future of the litigation.

Featuring:

  • Dr. John C. Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service, Chapman University School of Law

Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Courts

Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Teleforum
Emily Hammond, Eugene Scalia August 11, 2017

This call will highlight recent trends in how the courts have considered benefit-cost analysis when reviewing regulations under various statutes. Our experts will also examine the pros and cons of greater judicial review of regulatory analysis and the effect of judicial review on agency behavior. Join us to hear Professor Emily Hammond, Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School, and Eugene Scalia, Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, discuss these important topics.  

Featuring:

  • Emily Hammond, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Eugene Scalia, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

2017 Annual Supreme Court Round Up - Event Audio/Video

Washington, DC Lawyers Chapter
Miguel Estrada, Douglas R. Cox July 28, 2017

On July 13, 2017, Miguel Estrada of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP delivered the Annual Supreme Court Round Up at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Featuring:

  • Mr. Miguel Estrada, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Introduction: Mr. Douglas R. Cox, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

National Press Club
Washington, DC

Is Congress Afraid of Power?

Short video featuring Adam White
Adam J. White July 26, 2017

Is the modern Congress doing more harm than good? Adam White of the Hoover Institution summarizes his remarks from a panel on congressional power at the 2017 Executive Branch Review Conference.

Regulation & the American Dream

Regulatory Transparency Project's Fourth Branch Video Series
July 14, 2017

Arguably, regulation has helped us achieve the American Dream. The benefits are numerous. But have regulations gone too far? The Regulatory Transparency Project’s Fourth Branch video series will explore this question.

The Fourth Branch video series is a product of the Regulatory Transparency Project. The RTP is a years-long endeavor designed to reach and to educate a broad audience. The purpose, in part, is to illustrate that regulatory excess is not a partisan issue but, a good government issue. We believe that such an approach can lead to both immediate changes and, more importantly, development of a healthy societal understanding of both regulatory benefits and costs. Visit our website – www.RegProject.org – to subscribe to our newsletter updates, to view all of our content, and to connect with us on social media.

The State of Antitrust Enforcement

Albert A. Foer, Geoffrey A. Manne, Joshua D. Wright, Ronald A. Cass June 09, 2017

Antitrust policy during much of the Obama Administration was a continuation of the Bush Administration’s minimal involvement in the market. However, at the end of President Obama’s term, there was a significant pivot to investigations and blocks of high profile mergers such as Halliburton-Baker Hughes, Comcast-Time Warner Cable, Staples-Office Depot, Sysco-US Foods, and Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna. How will or should the new Administration analyze proposed mergers, including certain high profile deals like Walgreens-Rite Aid, AT&T-Time Warner, Inc., and DraftKings-FanDuel?

Join us for a lively luncheon panel discussion that will cover these topics and the anticipated future of antitrust enforcement.

Speakers: 

  • Albert A. Foer, Founder and Senior Fellow, American Antitrust Institute
  • Professor Geoffrey A. Manne, Executive Director, International Center for Law & Economics

  • Honorable Joshua D. Wright, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

  • Moderator: Honorable Ronald A. Cass, Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law and President, Cass & Associates, PC

Keynote Address by Mick Mulvaney - Event Audio/Video

Fifth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
Mick Mulvaney, David M. McIntosh June 07, 2017

The Fifth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference will examine the changing and often convoluted relationship between the legislative and the executive branches in the United States government. The Conference began with an opening address by Senator Mike Lee and concluded with this closing address by OMB Director Mick Mulvaney. 

The 2017 Executive Branch Review Conference was held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. on May 17, 2017.

Keynote Address
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director, Office of Management and Budget
  • Introduction: Hon. David M. McIntosh, President, Club for Growth and Vice Chairman, The Federalist Society

Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC