The Federalist Paper, February 2012We are pleased to bring you the winter issue of The Federalist Paper. Inside, as always, we review the many programs and publications the Federalist Society has sponsored through its various divisions and special projects over the past months.

The Federalist Society hosted its annual National Lawyers Convention in Washington, D.C. from November 10-12, 2011. The Convention's theme this year was "The Constitution of Small Government?" The headlining event was the Annual Dinner, during which U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia were honored for their service on the High Court and gave brief remarks to a packed ballroom at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Thank you to the more than 1,800 people who attended and helped make this year's Convention another success.

The Lawyers Chapters, Student Chapters, and Practice Groups continued to provide an excellent quantity and variety of programming focused on current development in the law, including the Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes and its upcoming consideration of the challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

This year, Stanford Law School will host the annual Federalist Society Student Symposium on March 2-3. The topic of the Symposium is "Bureaucracy Unbound: Can Limited Government and the Administrative State Co-Exist?" You can find more information on the event at We hope to see many of you there, and we will include a survey of the various panels and speeches in the next issue of the magazine.

As always, we invite and encourage friends and members to send in comments and suggestions—and look forward to hearing from you!