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  • 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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  • Discussion Focuses on Occupational Licensing Requirements
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    Occupational Licensing Requirements

    Panelists talked about state and local licensing requirements for service industry jobs such as cosmetology, which the Trump administration has advocated relaxing and harmonizing across the…

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  • David Schoenbrod Discusses emDC Confidentialem
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    DC Confidential

    Professor David Schoenbrod talked about his book DC Confidential: Inside the Five Tricks of Washington, in which he looks at five ways Washington officials avoid being accountable to voters…

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  • Discussion Focuses on Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch
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    Supreme Court Nomination Process

    Attorneys and legal analysts talked about the confirmation process for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. His confirmation hearings were scheduled to begin on…

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  • Vice President Pence at the Federalist Society
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    Vice President Pence at the Federalist Society

    Vice President Pence spoke about the role of the courts and the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • Judge Neil Gorsuch on Ironies of the Law
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    Judge Neil Gorsuch on Ironies of the Law

    A selection of highlights from a speech by Judge Neil Gorsuch on the ironies of the law. This was from the 13th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture of the Federalist Society’s National Lawyers…

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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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  • Justice Clarence Thomas Addresses Federalist Society Convention
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    Federalist Society Annual Dinner with Justice Clarence Thomas

    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke about the legacy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died February 13, 2016. He talked about Justice Scalia’s constitutional philosophy of originalism that framed…

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

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) talked about the legacy of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the role of the judicial branch in interpreting the U.S. Constitution. He also talked about the importance of selecting…

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  • Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention Governor Haley
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    Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, Governor Haley

    Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) spoke about the 2016 election, saying voters “rejected the political class of all stripes, Republicans included.” She also outlined her ideas on how the Republican Party could regain…

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  • Federalist Society Hosts National Lawyers Convention
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    Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, Day 2

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    Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC), Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Ben Sasse (R-NE), and others addressed the Federalist Society’s annual National Lawyers Convention.

    558 views
  • Federalist Society Hosts Discussion on Pluralism
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    Polarization in Society and Politics

    Professor John Inazu talked about his book, Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference, followed by a panel discussion on polarization and pluralism in the U.S. Topics included…

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  • 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…

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  • Justice Scalias Legacy
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    Justice Scalia's Legacy

    Former law clerks of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia talked about the late justice’s legacy and influence. Panelists included a former Texas solitictor general, a former clerk to…

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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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  • Discussion on Criminal Justice and Civil Rights
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    Civil Rights and Criminal Justice

    Attorneys and civil rights advocates talked about the state of civil rights law. They focused on needed reforms in the criminal justice system and community relations with local law…

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  • Discussion on the Supreme Court and Conservatism
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    U.S. Supreme Court and Conservatism

    A panel of conservative legal experts and U.S. Supreme Court observers discussed the nation’s highest court under Chief Justice John Roberts, the decisions it has made, and what aspects of his legacy would be most…

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  • 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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