Federalist Society News

Laws Impacting Economic Growth: A View from General Counsel

Please come join us for an open discussion with Robert Patton, General Counsel from Lexmark, one of the few high tech companies located in Kentucky.  Mr. Patton will be discussing laws that are impacting economic growth nationally and locally.  The format will be very open – so please bring questions.  Plus, we will be serving a delicious lunch from Qdoba!

HHS "Preventive Services" Mandate: Conscience Rights and Religious Liberty - Free Lunch

March 1, 2012, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 275

Gregory S. Baylor, Attorney, Alliance Defense Fund
Dr. Paul Simmons, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

Topic: The recent controversy over the HHS “Preventive Services Mandate” has surfaced serious questions about religious freedom and conscience protection.  Should government force employers and insurance providers to include contraceptives and abortifacients in health insurance plans?  When, if ever, should government accommodate conscientious objections to paying for these drugs and devices?  What limits do legal protections of religious liberty (including the First Amendment) impose on government power in this area?

HHS "Preventive Services" Mandate: Conscience Rights and Religious Liberty Debate

Please join us Thur. for lunch and what promises to be a very enlightening discussion to a very hot topic!  The recent controversy over the HHS “Preventive Services Mandate” has surfaced serious questions about religious freedom and conscience protection.  Should government force employers and insurance providers to include contraceptives and abortifacients in health insurance plans?  When, if ever, should government accommodate conscientious objections to paying for these drugs and devices?  What limits do legal protections of religious liberty (including the First Amendment) impose on government power in this area?

 

Speakers - Gregory S. Baylor, Attorney, Alliance Defense Fund, and Dr. Paul Simmons, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

Law and Economic Growth Series: Regulating Wall Street - The Impact on Main Street

Today!  Occupy Wall Street.  Regulate Wall Street.  Are We Destroying Main Street?  Please come join our discussion and some Penn Station at noon in room 275.  Our guests include prominent venture capitalist, David Jones, Jr., a highly ranked securities attorney, Michael Hawthorne from Bingham Greenebaum Doll, and scholar, Professor Henderson from the University of Chicago Law.

Law and Economic Growth Series

Occupy Wall Street.  Regulate Wall Street.  Are We Destroying Main Street?  Please come join our discussion and some Penn Station on Tuesday at noon.  Our guests include prominent venture capitalist, David Jones, Jr., a highly ranked securities attorney, Michael Hawthorne from Bingham Greenebaum Doll, and scholar, Professor Henderson from the University of Chicago Law.

Originalism and the Constitution

Come join us for lunch on Thursday for what promises to be a feast for both brain and belly as we dine on the palubum of professors and Panera during this scholarly debate on the judicial philosophy of Originalism.

New Federalist Society Officers

Congratulations to the new officers of the Federalist Society:

President: April Wimberg

V.P. of Internal Affairs: Brandon Johnson

V.P. of External Affairs: Rebekah Gray

Secretary: Jonathan Raymon

Treasurer: Ryan Driskell

Class Representatives: Luke Markushewski and Kyle Winham

President Emeritus: Vince Kline 

Immigration Debate Wednesday

Time: 3:45pm – 4:45pm, Wednesday, 4/6
Place: Room 175

Mr. Ilya Shapiro from the Cato Institute and Becca O'Neill, a local immigration attorney, will engage in a debate about immigration policy. Professor Luke Milligan will moderate the debate. Topics will include:

  • SB 1070 - Is it constitutional? Is it good policy?
  • What to do with people already here illegally?
  • What to do about future skilled and unskilled immigrants?
  • Are temporary work permits for unskilled workers good policy?

We will be serving Graeter's Ice Cream, so come with an empty stomach and an open mind!

Immigration Debate - Graeter's Ice Cream!!! - Wednesday at 3:45

Mr. Ilya Shapiro from the Cato Institute and Becca O'Neill, a local immigration attorney, will engage in a debate about immigration policy. Topics will include:

  • SB 1070 - Is it constitutional? Is it good policy?
  • What to do with people already here illegally?
  • What to do about future skilled and unskilled immigrants?
  • Are temporary work permits for unskilled workers good policy?

We will be serving Graeter's Ice Cream, so come with an empty stomach and an open mind!

 

Time: 3:45 PM

Date: Wednesday, April 6th

Place: Room 175

ObamaCare Presentation - Free Lunch! - Tuesday, 12:30, Room 275

Tuesday, March 22nd

Time: 12:30-1:45

Mr. Doug Bandow from the Cato Institute will present a scholarly presentation on whether ObamaCare is good policy for the United States. Our debate partner had to bow out because of a scheduling conflict, but there will be plenty of time for Q&A after the presentation.

Place: Room 275

Free lunch will be provided!

Generous funding for this event comes from the Templeton Foundation