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14 Jan 2021, 3:26 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Court-watchers are bracing for an epic, intra-Federalist Society clash that could determine whether Trump — and future presidents — can declare themselves immune from criminal investigations even after leaving the White House. [read post]
13 Jan 2021, 12:43 pm by Ilya Somin
Numerous conservative and libertarian legal scholars and political commentators are also backing impeachment (I give examples here and here, and there are plenty of others, such as Ramesh Ponnuru, Henry Olsen, and Federalist Society co-founder Steven Calabresi). [read post]
13 Jan 2021, 10:46 am by Ilya Somin
Caroline Frederickson is the former president of the American Constitution Society (liberal counterpart to the Federalist Society). [read post]
10 Jan 2021, 9:01 pm by Marci A. Hamilton
This campaign to eviscerate the Establishment Clause has been central to the Federalist Society’s push for federal judges that follow a religious issues litmus test and treat religious actors as a privileged aristocracy.What needs to be done: The Biden administration needs to take seriously increasing the size of the Supreme Court, and to vet all federal judicial candidates for their views on the separation of church and state and the historical dangers of theocracy. [read post]
8 Jan 2021, 6:00 pm by Howard Bashman
” The Federalist Society has posted this video — a part of the organization’s 23rd Annual Faculty Conference — online at YouTube. [read post]
6 Jan 2021, 4:26 pm by Howard Bashman
“The Yale Law School and Federalist Society Experience 2003-2006; A follow-up on yesterday’s Fed Soc presidential election post”: Irina Manta has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy. [read post]
6 Jan 2021, 11:27 am by Irina Manta
The Federalist Society provided a forum where a diversity of ideas could be discussed. [read post]
5 Jan 2021, 4:04 am by Irina Manta
[He should do the same when it comes to President-elect Biden's victory over Trump] I have an op-ed in USA Today about how I lost the Yale Law School Federalist Society presidential election in 2005 to Sen. [read post]
17 Dec 2020, 2:46 pm by Josh Blackman
Evidence of that came a few months after Don McGahn resigned as White House Counsel in October 2018;525 when he told the Houston chapter of the Federalist Society that circuit judges should retire in order to create more vacancies.526 Further, a South Texas College of Law professor, Josh Blackman, who is a widely followed commentator, has recommended retirements.527 Professor Blackman wrote in advance of the possible loss of a Republican Senate majority in the 2018 midterms, which… [read post]
16 Dec 2020, 3:32 pm by Howard Bashman
” The Federalist Society hosted this virtual event today, and you can view the video on YouTube via this link. [read post]
14 Dec 2020, 12:13 pm by Ilya Somin
Of course, not every member of the Federalist Society embodies its culture and approach – especially now that membership is often seen as mandatory for political and judicial advancement in Republican administrations. [read post]
12 Dec 2020, 4:37 pm by Sean Wajert
Flagging for our readers interested in civil justice reform, the 2020 Federalist Society Civil Justice Update of civil justice issues by my partner Mark Behrens, Esq. [read post]
11 Dec 2020, 11:00 am by Eric Segall
"Count IX: Said President allowed the Federalist Society to choose all his federal judges thereby violating Article 19 of the New Constitution prohibiting the "off ramping of Executive Branch responsibilities to non-Executive Branch personnel. [read post]
Given the pervasiveness of social media in society, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) has been forced to frequently weigh in on the intersection between employee and employer’s social media activity and labor law. [read post]
10 Dec 2020, 4:00 am by James Romoser
Here’s a round-up of other Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web: Trump Asks Supreme Court To Let Him Join Widely Scorned Texas Election Lawsuit (Nina Totenberg, NPR) 5 big problems with Texas’ bid to overturn Biden’s win at the Supreme Court (Pete Williams, NBC News) The Supreme Court is leaving the Trump tax case in limbo as the end of his term nears (Tucker Higgins, CNBC) The Supreme Court’s Conservatives Are Embracing a Brand of Textualism Too… [read post]
9 Dec 2020, 6:03 pm by Ilya Somin
It is perhaps worth noting that Caroline Frederickson is the former president of the American Constitution Society (liberal counterpart to the Federalist Society), and that libertarian team leader Ilya Shapiro is a different person from me. [read post]
9 Dec 2020, 5:00 am by Eric Segall
His countless writings, public speeches, and media appearances commonly lent support to the agenda of the political right, and together with his much heralded public work on behalf of the Federalist Society—the Republican Party’s acknowledged judicial and administrative employment agency—they made his personal political and social allegiances vividly apparent.Purcell ends this fabulous book by noting that the most enduring part of Scalia's legacy is, or at… [read post]
4 Dec 2020, 6:16 am
Securities Industry Commentator: A legal, regulatory, and compliance feed curated by veteran Wall Street lawyer Bill Singer BLOG [In]Securities: Sometimes, a Man of Peace By Aegis Frumento Esq ( Blog)SEC Charges Sequential Brands Group Inc. with Deceiving Investors by Failing to Timely Impair Goodwill (SEC Release)Justice Department Announces Additional Distribution of more than $488 Million to Victims of Madoff… [read post]