Federalist Society News

Hate Crime Laws: Unnecessary and Undesirable or Essential and Indispensable?

Thursday, Jan. 13, Room 175, 12:00-1:00.

Lunch Provided 

Beginning in the mid-1980s, Americans were told that "hate crime" was on the rise throughout the nation. Numerous advocacy groups lobbied for—and achieved—the passage of laws specifically engineered to document the rise in hate crime and dole out extra punishment for perpetrators who chose their victims on the basis of race, ethnic group, religion, or sexual orientation. But were these legislative efforts necessary or even helpful?

Professor James Jacobs of New York University (NYU) School of Law and our own Professor Cedric Powell will engage in a scholarly debate on the topic.

TODAY: Free QDoba in Room 075 at 12:00

Natural Moral Law: Does it exist? If so, so what?

Please join us and Professor J. Budziszewski, University of Texas, for lunch and a thought-provoking presentation from 12:00-1:00, downstairs in room 075.  This event will not conflict with the Academic Success Workshop.

Christian Legal Society v. Martinez: Freedom of Association or Discrimination?

Please join us today for lunch, catered by Safier's Mediterranean Cuisine, while Prof. Sam Marcosson and Dr. Bruce Frohnen discuss this thought-provoking case.

Tomorrow: Freedom of Association or Discrimination? Christian Legal Society v. Martinez

Please join us for lunch, catered by Safier's Mediteranean Cuisine, from 12:00-1:00 in Room 275 while Prof. Sam Marcosson and Dr. Bruce Frohnen discuss the result and future of this thought-provoking case.

TODAY: From Gutenberg to the Internet: Free Speech and Advancing Technology

Join us for lunch, catered by Chick-Fil-A, in room 275 between 12:00 and 1:00, as our distinguished panel discusses the positive and negative implications of advancing technology on Free Speech.

Were All Net Surfers and Websites Created to Be Equal? The Net Neutrality Debate

Today, August 31, 2010, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 175
Sponsored by: Federalist Society
LUNCH PROVIDED (Safier's Mediterranean Cuisine)

The year's first Federalist Society debate is Tuesday, August 31. The Google-Verizon plan placed net neutrality front and center as a hot topic--one that affects you more than you might realize. Hear both sides of the issue and become informed.  Lunch provided--enjoy Safier's Mediteranean Cuisine.

Federalist Society Elections

The Federalist Society will hold officer elections for the 2010-2011 school year, today at 4:15 in Room 177. You may nominate yourself by emailing Shem Beard at sdbear02@louisville.edu or you may nominate yourself at the meeting. You may nominate yourself even if you are unable to attend.

Federalist Society Meeting

On Thursday, April 8, at 4:10 P.M. in room 177, the Federalist Society will meet to elect next year's officers. The meeting is open to anyone interested in helping organize next year's events.

The Supreme Court as Commander in Chief

Please join us in welcoming Judge Martin L.C. Feldman, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, as he discusses this timely and engaging topic.  Professor Luke Milligan will provide commentary.

Lunch is provided.

Room 175


Barrack Hussein Walker Bush: Is Obama Another “Lawbreaking” President?

On Thursday, January 28th at noon in 175, the Federalist Society will host Professor Robert Turner of the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Turner will discuss current issues in national security law, including signing statements, state secrets privilege, and Predator assassinations. Free pizza will be served.

Prof. Robert F. Turner, SJD, is the co-Founder of the Center for National Security Law, University of Virginia School of Law. He is also the Former Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Law & National Security and Co-Editor, Legal Issues in the Struggle Against Terror (March 2010).