The 2015 National Lawyers Convention is in full swing! (We were trending on Twitter.) This year we're collecting all the great content that gets generated at the convention—blog posts, videos, news article, photos, live streams, interesting tweets, and more—all in one place. Right here. The FedSoc blog (and this post in particular) is your one-stop shop for NLC-related material. Check back often for updates. #FedSoc2015
11/14/2015 at 3:18 p.m.
The final live stream of the conference begins at 4:00 p.m. Eastern.
[Eighth Annual Rosenkranz Debate] RESOLVED: The Constitution is designed for a moral and religious people and it's wholly unsuited for the government of any other
11/14/2015 at 2:21 p.m.
The first live stream of the day begins at about 2:30 p.m. Eastern.
Special Session: Life on the Bench
11/14/2015 at 11:44 a.m.
Social media highlights from Day 2 of #FedSoc2015:
Hon. Orrin Hatch: "If my charisma doesn't keep you awake then maybe my sex appeal can..." Literally the best line of the day. #FedSoc2015— Carri Johnson (@CarriJohnson) November 13, 2015
This year's #FedSoc2015 convention focuses on dysfunction in Congress, which is what I'd call a rich and multi-faceted theme.— Walter Olson (@walterolson) November 13, 2015
Unfortunately, it wouldn't really shock me that much if the Consumer Product Safety Comm'n really did have a SWAT team. #FedSoc2015— Alison Somin (@AlisonSomin) November 13, 2015
11/14/2015 at 11:02 a.m.
---> A YouTube error is preventing us from live streaming the Intellectual Property panel as planned. We're sorry! We'll post the recording here as soon as possible. <---
11/13/2015 at 2:31 p.m.
New blog posts from #FedSoc2015:
- "Mens Rea Reform & White House Counsel" by John G. Malcolm
- "Attorneys General Panel" by Clark Neily
- "Corporations, Securities, and Antitrust Panel" by John S. Baker, Jr.
- "Religious Liberty Session" by Jordan Lorence
- "Judges On Fleek" by Shoshana Weissmann
- "Religious Freedom and the Administrative State" by Adam J. White
- "Criminal Justice Reform" by Roger Pilon
- "FedSoc Continuing Legal Education" by Art Macomber
- "Mens Rea Reform" by Jonathan S. Keim
- "The Article I Project" by David M. McIntosh
- "Lawless" by David E. Bernstein
- "Prosecutorial Misconduct" by Darpana Sheth
11/13/2015 at 10:52 a.m.
An updated list of news articles about NLC 2015:
- "Upcoming book signing at the Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention" by Ilya Somin in The Washington Post.
- "The Learned Lawyers Gather" by Jennifer Harper in The Washington Times.
- "Federalist Society's Annual Convention" by Ed Whelan in National Review.
- "Speaking to the Federalist Society, White House counsel jokes about being ‘brave’" by Juliet Eilperin in The Washington Post.
- "White House counsel backs Senate justice reform bill" by Dave Boyer in The Washington Times.
- "Federalist Society conference panels now being live-streamed (and archived)" by Eugene Volokh in The Washington Post.
- "White House Counsel: Sentencing Bill Won’t Get Tangled With Presidential Politics" by Fred Lucas in TheBlaze.
- "Sen. Mike Lee: ‘Congress Needs to Put on Its Big-Boy Pants’" by Fred Lucas in TheBlaze.
- "Top White House Lawyer Pushes Obama Criminal Justice Agenda to Conservative Crowd" by Katelyn Polantz in The National Law Journal.
- "Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices" by Dave Boyer in The Washington Times.
- [Mention] "Immigration ruling shows risks of relying on executive actions" by Ariane de Vogue in CNN Politics.
- "Why the Best Arguments Against Religious Liberty Should Still Be Rejected" Stephanie Slade in Reason's Hit & Run Blog.
- [Mention] "Wake Up Call" by Big Law Business editors in Bloomberg.
- [Mention] "Why an Obama Executive Action Closing Gitmo Might Be Tough to Stop" by Fred Lucas in TheBlaze.
- "The Little-Noticed Conservative Plan to Permanently Lock Democrats Out of Policymaking" by Ian Millhiser in ThinkProgress.
11/13/2015 at 7:49 a.m.
All of the talks and panels from #FedSoc2015 will be available here and through our YouTube channel. We'll add the videos to this blog as soon as they're uploaded.
11/13/2015 at 7:15 a.m.
Social media highlights from Day 1 of #FedSoc2015:
On my way to meet Dave for the annual Federalist Society banquet, he called and asked me to stop and get groceries for an elderly neighbor, even if it meant we'd be late. The situation begs one question (Which is more out of place? Kimber in black silk and heels at the Benning Road (un)Safeway, or, Kimber in a room with 1250 super-conservative lawyers?) and answers another (how on earth can I be married to one of them?). Even during election years, I'm grateful for this man and his good heart. #helpimarriedarepublican #atleasthelooksgreatinatux #jeneregretterien #fedsoc2015
"An activist court can be activist by declining to strike down laws that exceed federal power." - Eastman - #FedSoc2015— Ilya Shapiro (@ishapiro) November 12, 2015
"'Congress shall make no law...' I like to stop there because it gives you a thrill." Akhil R. Amar #FedSoc2015— Federalist Society (@FedSoc) November 12, 2015
11/12/2015 at 3:32 p.m.
The recording from the third live stream of the day.
Examination of the Obama Administration’s Protection of Religious Liberty [more info]
11/12/2015 at 1:50 p.m.
The recording from our second live stream of the day:
Agency Rule: How Congress Can Reclaim its Legislative Authority [more info]
11/12/2015 at 12:01 p.m.
The recording from our first live stream of the day:
Ten Years of the Roberts Court [more info]
11/12/2015 at 10:40 a.m.
Great tweets from the address by Mr. Neil Eggleston, Assistant to the President and White House Counsel. Follow our official hashtag: #FedSoc2015
The US "keeps more people behind bars than the top 35 European countries combined." Neil Eggleston #FedSoc2015— Federalist Society (@FedSoc) November 12, 2015
11/12/2015 at 11:03 a.m.
New short video by Sen. Mike Lee, who gave the opening remarks for NLC 2015.
11/12/2015 at 10:40 a.m.
Great tweets from Showcase Panel I: The Original View of Congress. Follow our official hashtag: #FedSoc2015.
Akhil Amar: The Constitution is crowd-sourced. The people said "Dudes, you forgot the rights!" #FedSoc2015— OSU FedSoc (@OSU_FedSoc) November 12, 2015
Dr. Louis Fisher makes great point on judicial finality - no reason SCOTUS should be supreme authority, just 1 of 3 authorities. #FedSoc2015— Shoshana Weissmann (@senatorshoshana) November 12, 2015
I love listening to really brilliant people who are deeply passionate about their field. It can make the arcane exciting. #FedSoc2015— Russ Latino (@RussLatino) November 12, 2015
11/12/2015 at 9:34 a.m.
Great tweets from opening remarks by Sen. Mike Lee. Follow our official hashtag: #FedSoc2015.
Congress apparently enjoys a French work week. #fedsoc2015— Michael Reitz (@mike_reitz) November 12, 2015
11/12/2015 at 7:09 a.m.
The 2015 National Lawyers Convention starts today! We look forward to welcoming you to the Mayflower. Don't miss the opening address by Senator Mike Lee at 9:00 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom.
11/11/2015 at 10:55 a.m.
The tweets are starting to roll in! Like last year, we'll feature some of the best NLC tweets on our Tagboard which will be on display throughout the Mayflower Hotel. (Or you can follow along online.) Be sure to use the hashtag: #FedSoc2015.
11/11/2015 at 10:32 a.m.
Get ready for NLC 2015 by reading these superb posts in our Countdown to the National Lawyers Convention series:
- "The Living Congress" by Neomi Rao
- "Free Speech, Anti-Corruption, and the Criminalization of Government Affairs" by Todd P. Graves
- "What's 'Conservative' about the 'Roberts' Court?" by Michael S. Paulsen
- "Have Our Federal Prosecutors Run Amok?" by John J. Park, Jr.
- "Congress' Role in Intellectual Property" by David S. Olson
- "Beyond Saving Fire Hydrants" by Jeff Wood
- "The Obama Administration's EPA and Fracking" by Eric R. Claeys
- "Administrative Law Judges and the SEC" by Tuan Samahon
- "The Original View of Congress" by James L. Buckley
- "Prosecution as Regulation" by George J. Terwilliger
- "Prosecutors Run Amok?" by John G. Malcolm
11/9/2015 at 2:25 p.m.
For the first time, the Federalist Society will live stream several NLC events. You can watch all the live streams at the top of this post. The following events will be streamed:
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12
- Litigation: Ten Years of the Roberts Court
12:00 noon – 1:45 p.m.
- Administrative Law: Agency Rule: How Congress Can Reclaim its Legislative Authority
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Religious Liberties: Examination of the Obama Administration’s Protection of Religious Liberty
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
- Intellectual Property: The Role of Congress and Executive Agencies in 21st Century IP Regimes
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Special Session: Life on the Bench
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Eighth Annual Rosenkranz Debate
RESOLVED: The Constitution is designed for a moral and religious people and it's wholly unsuited for the government of any other
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
For more information about these events, please see the convention schedule.
11/9/2015 at 2:18 p.m.
For a mobile schedule, session alerts, and the most up-to-date information, download the Guidebook app on your Apple or Android device.