2014 Civil Justice Update

Federalist Society White Paper
Emily Kelchen April 22, 2015

This paper recaps important legal developments in the civil justice movement that occurred in 2014. Part I focuses on broad trends, Part II provides an overview of new legislation, and Part III highlights court cases from across the country that either strike down previously adopted reforms or adopt novel legal theories of interest to reformers....[Read Now!]

Preempting Discriminatory State or Local Taxes: Does Congress Have a Role?

Federalist Society White Paper
Erin M. Hawley March 24, 2015

This White Paper discusses Congress' ability to use the Commerce Clause to preempt discriminatory state or local taxes.  Prof. Erin M. Hawley from the University of Missouri School of Law argues, "when Congress acts to preempt local laws that discriminate against interstate commerce it is on strong constitutional footing—indeed, such legislation gives effect to the Framer’s vision of a fair and uniform national economic market." [Read Now!]

Can the Dodd-Frank Act Be Reformed To Strengthen the Financial System and the Overall Economy? We Think So

Engage Volume 15, Issue 3
Wayne A. Abernathy, Alex J. Pollock February 18, 2015

This article is about potential reforms to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  The authors received input from other members of the Federalist Society’s Financial Services & E-Commerce Executive Committee. Any expressions of opinion are those of the authors. This is not an expression of the views of the Federalist Society, nor intended to influence the adoption of any particular legislation....[Read Now!]

High Stakes: The FCC Gambles with America’s Global Leadership

Engage Volume 15, Issue 3
Kenneth T. Cuccinelli February 06, 2015

As early as the end of February, the Federal Communications Commission is poised to fundamentally unravel the light touch regulatory approach to Internet governance that has made America the world leader in broadband Internet access.  The Commission is prepared to vote on an order that would apply 1930s monopoly-era telephone rules to the Internet, reversing over 15 years of successful bipartisan actions...[Read More!]