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29 Jan 2020, 6:30 am by Derek T. Muller
Accordingly, we also conclude that law clerk and staff attorney membership in the ACS or the Federalist Society is inconsistent with the Code of Conduct for Judicial EmployeesImpermissible “law-related” activities are discussed in AO 116: “judicial participation in organizations that advocate particular causes rather than the general improvement of the law is prohibited. [read post]
29 Jan 2020, 5:12 am by Michael Simkovic
A draft judicial ethics advisory opinion would discourage judges and their clerks and staff attorneys from being members of either the conservative/libertarian Federalist Society or... [read post]
29 Jan 2020, 2:58 am by Walter Olson
Governor of Alabama] New California law CCPA, promoted as giving consumers the right to see and delete their data, results in users being required to yield up more data and creates new security risks [Kashmir Hill, New York Times via Gus Hurwitz (“anyone who didn’t see this coming shouldn’t be in the business of writing laws”)] Wasatch Brewery’s Polygamy Porter (“take some home to the wives”) is deemed okay by regulators in its own state of Utah, but… [read post]
27 Jan 2020, 6:14 am by David Oscar Markus
Ron DeSantis replaced the other three with conservatives selected by Leonard Leo, head of the Federalist Society, a partisan organization that elevates Republicans to the judiciary. [read post]
26 Jan 2020, 3:56 am by Hon. Richard G. Kopf
I strongly agree with the opinion insofar as the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society are concerned. [read post]
25 Jan 2020, 1:14 pm by Ilya Somin
In a recent speech before the Federalist Society, Attorney General William Barr used the travel ban and other cases against his administration as examples of how courts should not be allowed to scrutinize political decision-makers motives. [read post]
24 Jan 2020, 9:01 pm by Milad Emamian
” Conceptualizing Independent Agencies In an essay in The Regulatory Review excerpted from a panel speech at the 2018 Federalist Society’s National Lawyer Convention, the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Cary Coglianese argues that a more accurate conceptualization of “independent” and “executive” agencies requires a focus on a spectrum of autonomy rather than formal structures. [read post]
24 Jan 2020, 11:44 am by lennyesq
BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS *** A draft ethics opinion advises that federal judges should not be members of the conservative Federalist Society and the liberal American Constitution Society because the affiliation raises questions about their impartiality. [read post]
24 Jan 2020, 7:49 am by Tom Smith
The proposed rules change is the latest salvo in a campaign to cast the Federalist Society as too political, and thereby politically risky, for judiciary participation. [read post]
22 Jan 2020, 11:54 am by Nassiri Law
Additional Resources: Credentials Not Required: Why an Employee’s Significant Religious Functions Should Suffice to Trigger the Ministerial Exception, Jan. 20, 2020, The Federalist Society Blog [read post]
22 Jan 2020, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
Importantly, the opinion casts doubt on the EEOC’s powers to act by guidance in many other areas as well [Federalist Society teleforum with Mark Chenoweth and Eileen O’Connor on Texas v. [read post]
21 Jan 2020, 7:35 pm by Howard Bashman
“Judicial Political Mischief: A Codes of Conduct committee may bar judges from the Federalist Society. [read post]
20 Jan 2020, 8:01 am by David Post
Twenty-six amicus briefs supporting Google's position, submitted by an exceptionally broad range of individuals, commercial entities, and non-profits—from Microsoft and IBM to Mozilla and Reddit and the Internet Society to the National Association for the Blind and the American Antitrust Association to a raft of law professors and computer scientists—were filed last week (plus two in support of neither party).*** That already puts the case at the high end of the… [read post]
20 Jan 2020, 7:18 am by Bob Bauer
Once a criminal offense is established, it must also constitute “a violation of a public trust and injury to society. [read post]
20 Jan 2020, 3:03 am by Walter Olson
[Federalist Society SCOTUS Brief video with Jay Schweikert on Ramos v. [read post]
17 Jan 2020, 3:01 am by Walter Olson
Ninth Circuit says no [Pacific Legal Foundation; Metropolitan News-Enterprise; Federalist Society podcast with Wen Fa and Bethany Berger] Study based on tax data finds typical member of top-earning 1% “derives most of his or her income from human capital, not financial capital” [David Henderson] Or on the other hand: “The [analytic] attempt to divide all income between labor and capital is a fool’s errand. [read post]
15 Jan 2020, 2:59 am by Walter Olson
New York’s version of bail reform encounters strong pushback amid rash of street attacks [Israel Salas-Rodriguez, Khristina Narizhnaya and Laura Italiano, New York Post; Lauren Krisai, Jason Pye, and Norman Reimer, Slate; Rafael Mangual (New Jersey’s reform compare favorably); Scott Greenfield] “I think if they pay a small [amount of] money to us on the island, it would be better”: Vanuatu indigenous group says bungee jumping has roots in traditional land-diving ceremony… [read post]
8 Jan 2020, 7:23 pm by Melanie Fontes
  They are of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated POLITICAL, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself. [read post]