Federalist Society News

Federalist Society Election Results

Congratulations to the newly elected officers!

  • President - Paul Casi 
  • Vice President - Cassie Blausey
  • Treasurer - Michael Atkinson

For those still interested in leadership roles please contact Kyle Winham or one of the above listed officers.

 

3L Composite Pictures

The last available make-up date for Composite Pictures is next Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 11:00 - 3:30 PM at the Delta Zeta house located at 2104 Unity Place, Louisville, KY.  Adam Gabbard is the photographer and his telephone number is 513-549-1018 if you additional questions.  Dark suit and tie are recommended. 
 
If you are unable to attend this make-up session, the last available option is to have your own portrait by a photographer and submit your own photo.  Please find the own photo form attached.  Please remember that the additional $20 fee is waived.

 

Federalist Society and American Constitution Society Debate - "Does Citizens United Undermine Democracy?" - Room 275

Come and listen and intereact with two experts in the field of voting rights and the United States election process.  Specifically they will discuss the landmark decision of Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, and the implications to American democracy. 

 

Speakers: 

Professor Bradley Smith from Capital University

 and

Mr. John Bonifaz 

 

10/29/12 Noon Room 275

Lunch Provided 

Stolen Valor Debate: Lying about military service protected speech?

Hear Professor Stephen McAllister, the Solicitor General of Kansas, and Professor Slamanca of the University of Kentucky College of Law debate the issue of Stolen Valor and the attempt of the federal government to criminalize speech. Free Pottbelly Subs provided. 09/18/12 Room 275 @ Noon.

Congratulations to the Newly Elected Federalist Society Officers!

Congratulations to the new Federalist Society officers!
President: Kyle Winham
Vice President, External Affairs: Rebekah Gray
Vice President, Internal Affairs: Cassie Restrepo
Secretary/Treasurer: Michael Atkinson
Social Chair: Michael Tyrikos

Thank you for your support this year!

The Federalist Society put on ten events this year at the law school – bringing in prominent speakers from a variety of backgrounds to speak on legal issues.  Thank you for all those who attended our debates.  I would also like to send a big thank you to the Federalist Society officers, Rebekah Gray, Brandon Johnson, and Vince Kline, who were essential in making this another successful year for the organization.

The Federalist Society will be holding elections at 12:15 on April 9th in room 075.  If you are interested in a position or have questions, please reach out to April Wimberg (aascog01@louisville.edu)

Does the U.S. Need a Treaty on Women’s Rights?

Tuesday, 2/27, at noon Christina Hoff Sommers will debate our own Prof. Sweeny on US Ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Moe’s Mexican will be served. Following the debate, there will be a short information session on officer positions available in the Federalist Society.

TODAY - General Counsel View on Economic Growth

Please come join us TODAY, March 7th, at noon in Room 275 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! 

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?