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  • Former NRA Attorney Discusses Gun Laws
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    Gun Laws

    Stephen Halbrook, an author and gun rights attorney who has successfully argued three gun law cases before the Supreme Court, addressed the Long Island Federalist Society. He talked about…

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  • First Amendment and Hate Speech Debate
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    First Amendment and Hate Speech Debate

    The National Constitution Center co-hosted a debate in Chicago with the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society on the First Amendment and hate speech, both on college…

    1,822 views
  • Federalist Society Discussion on War Powers
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    War Powers

    Former Representative Mickey Edwards (R-OK) and former Chief Assistant New York U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy talked about the constitutional war powers of the executive and legislative…

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  • Judge William Pryor Leads Panel Discussion on Separation of Powers
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    Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, Day 1, Panel 2

    Judge William Pryor, who was on President-elect Trump’s list as a possible U.S. Supreme Court nominee, moderated a discussion on the importance Justice Antonin Scalia placed on the Federalist Papers' views of the…

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  • Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention Senator Sasse
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    Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, Senator Sasse

    Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) talked about his views on the U.S. Constitution and how they relate to the scope and size of government. Topics included the importance of civic education and of the First Amendment.…

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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…

    437 views
  • Free Speech on College Campuses
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    Free Speech on College Campuses

    Attorney Howard Bashman spoke about the threats to free speech on college campuses and the consequences restriction on free speech could have for the future. He described some of the dangers for the future as the present “bubble wrap…

    464 views
  • Discussion on Congress and the Executive Branch
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    Congressional Powers

    Political science and legal scholars talked about the relationship between Congress and the other branches of government, including how the distribution of power has changed. Topics include the contention that the…

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  • Discussion on Freedom of Speech
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    Freedom of Speech

    Panelists talked about the differences between liberal and conservative interpretations of freedom of speech. Topics included free speech on college campuses, campaign donation privacy and disclosure, Citizens…

    715 views
  • Debate on the Constitutionality of Recess Appointments
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    Recess Appointments Debate

    Law professors debated the constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012. The Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the…

    660 views
  • 225th Anniversary of the US Constitution
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    225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution

    In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale Law School Professor Akhil Amar discussed the Constitution’s past, present, and future. The program…

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  • Constitutionality of the 2010 Health Care Law
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    Constitutionality of the 2010 Health Care Law

    Panelists discussed the constitutionality of the individual insurance mandate in the 2010 health care law. They also talked about several cases scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court on various…

    1,534 views
  • Financial Regulations Law
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    Financial Regulations Law

    Panelists talked about the constitutionality of the Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Reform Act. Topics included the non-delegation doctrine/separation of powers, the role of the Financial…

    251 views
  • Douglas Ginsburg on Executive Power
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    Douglas Ginsburg on Executive Power

    Douglas Ginsburg addressed the Federal Society’s 2009 National Lawyer Convention. He focused on the development of a unitary theory of executive branch power and how the presidency operates…

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  • Constitution and the Bill of Rights
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    Constitution and the Bill of Rights

    Professor Neuborne spoke about judicial interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, and specifically the Bill of Rights. He argued that the Bill of Rights could be read better as a structural…

    300 views
  • The Role of the Judiciary
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    The Role of the Judiciary

    Justice Antonin Scalia talked about his views on the judiciary and originalism, the belief that courts should interpret a constitution according to the intent of the drafters and ratifiers. Following his…

    546 views
  • Western Democracies and Islamic Fundamentalism
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    Western Democracies and Islamic Fundamentalism

    Mark Steyn spoke about the erosion of free speech rights in Western culture and the desire for security contributing to decreased liberty. Following his remarks, Mr. Steyn responded to audience members'…

    1,160 views
  • 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…

    480 views
  • Chief Justice Speech
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    Chief Justice Speech

    Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the seventh annual Barbara Olson Lecture. He talked about the legacy of President James Madison who was considered the father of the U.S. Constitution as well as…

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  • Congressional Oversight and Executive Privilege
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    Congressional Oversight and Executive Privilege

    Panel members discussed the balance between congressional oversight and executive privilege when Congress demands information, executive branch documents, or the testimony of executive…

    363 views
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