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  • Don McGahn on Judicial Selection
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    Don McGahn on Judicial Selection

    Donald McGahn, former White House counsel who organized the Trump administration’s judicial selection process until he resigned in the fall of 2018, addressed the Federalist Society’s annual Western…

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  • Justice Clarence Thomas Speaks to Federalist Society
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    Justice Clarence Thomas at the Federalist Society

    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas discussed the law, politics, and his views on the judicial confirmation process. He also spoke about his relationship with Justice Scalia and shared his views on…

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  • Federalist Society Convention Examines Justice Antonin Scalias Legacy
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    Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, Day 1, Panel 1

    Judge Sandra Ikuta, who was on President-elect Trump’s list as a possible U.S. Supreme Court nominee, moderated a discussion on using legislative history in deciding cases. In 1986 Justice Scalia changed the prevailing…

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  • Discussion on the Power of the States
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    Powers of the States

    Nevada’s attorney general and the former attorney general of Alabama talked about the increasingly activist roles many top lawyers for states were taking. They also answered questions from members of the audience.…

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  • Senator Mike Lee at the Federalist Society
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    Senator Mike Lee at the Federalist Society

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers convention. He talked about the Affordable Care Act, the presidential election and its outcome, and judicial nominations. He said the Supreme…

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  • SenatorElect Ted Cruz at the Federalist Society
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    Senator-Elect Ted Cruz at the Federalist Society

    Texas Senator-Elect Ted Cruz (R) discussed the results of the 2012 elections and statements made during the campaigns. He said Republicans lost because they never made an argument against Democratic attacks such…

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  • Government and Wealth Redistribution
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    Government and Wealth Redistribution

    Panelists talked about government and wealth redistribution. They responded to questions from audience members following their remarks. This program was part of the Federalist Society 2009…

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  • Senator Sessions on the Federal Judiciary
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    Senator Sessions on the Federal Judiciary

    Senator Jeff Sessions, ranking Judiciary Committee member, delivered opening remarks at the Federalist Society 2009 National Lawyers Convention. He talked about criteria for judicial…

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  • Federalist Society Anniversary
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    Federalist Society Anniversary

    Marking the 25th anniversary of the Federalist Society, three U.S. Supreme Court Justices and other dignitaries congratulated the Society, described its history, and praised its founders. The…

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  • Judicial Issues
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    Judicial Issues

    The Federalist Society held a dinner honoring the twentieth anniversary, on September 26, 2006, of Justice Antonin Scalia’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Scalia made brief remarks. Justice…

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  • Federalist Society Meeting Opening
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    Federalist Society Meeting Opening

    Solicitor General Olson opened the 2003 Lawyers' Convention and talked about the principles of the Federalist Society, the 2003-2004 U.S. Supreme Court term, and judicial nominations in the…

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  • Wine Shipping Debate
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    Wine Shipping Debate

    The panelists talked about and debated state laws regulating the shipment and importation of alcoholic beverages. The specific issue addressed was the internet sale and subsequent…

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  • Judicial Confirmations Process  Miguel Estrada
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    Judicial Confirmations Process: Miguel Estrada

    The panelists talked about the federal judicial nomination confirmation process, focusing on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of…

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  • emBuckley v Valeoem Revisited
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    Buckley v. Valeo Revisited

    Participants discussed the 1976 Supreme Court decision, Buckley v. Valeo, which upheld legislation limiting contributions to $1000 contribution for candidates in federal elections, and how…

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  • Satellite Technology
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    Satellite Technology

    Senator Cochran discussed satellite technology and how the export of this technology can harm national security. He stressed the need for policies to maintain safeguards in relation to…

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  • Victimhood and Group Rights
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    Victimhood and Group Rights

    Justice Thomas spoke about the culture of victimhood in the United States today. He compared the society of his youth where young people looked up to heroes with today’s society where young…

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