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2015 Texas Chapters Conference

A Retrospective on the Rule of Law and the George W. Bush Administration

September 19, 2015

 

                        

     

      

2015 Texas Chapters Conference in Dallas, Texas.

The George W. Bush Presidential Center
The Bush Institute

2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75205


Saturday, September 19, 2015

A Retrospective on the Rule of Law and the George W. Bush Administration

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Sponsored by the Texas Chapters of the Federalist Society

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The conference registration fee includes admission, meals (breakfast, lunch, and closing reception), admission to the Library, and 4.25 hours of Texas CLE credit.

Registration closes on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th. Cancellations and full refunds will be granted up until Saturday, September 12th. There will be no more accepted cancellations after SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th. 

Parking:

Please note the Bush Institute entrance is not the same entrance as the Library/Museum. Please park in the Visitor Parking Lot just north of the Center on SMU Boulevard and Bush Avenue. Cross SMU Boulevard from the parking lot to the Center. Before reaching the fountain, take a right onto a path following the exterior of the building. This path will lead you to a set of stairs that will take you down to the Bush Institute entrance.?

Hotel Accommodations:
A limited number of rooms at the Hotel Lumen are available to Conference registrants at the discounted rates of $194-$259 per night plus taxes and hotel fees. Reservations must be made no later than August 19, 2015 by calling
1(800) 908-1140 and mentioning the Federalist Society. 

Please make sure your browser is updated to the latest version to ensure you can access the secure registration page.

Any other questions or concerns, please contact Gianna Burkhardt at gianna.burkhardt@fedsoc.org or Sarah Landeene at sarah.landeene@fedsoc.org

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9:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Welcome & Panel I: The War on Terror

2015 Texas Chapters Conference

Topics: Foreign Policy • International Law & Trade • Security & Privacy • Separation of Powers • Federalism & Separation of Powers • International & National Security Law
The George W. Bush Presidential Center The Bush Institute
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205

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On September 19, 2015, The Federalist Society hosted the 2015 Texas Chapters Conference at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. President of the George W. Bush Presidential Center and former United States Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings welcomed the attendees at the start of the conference. The following panel featured a retrospective on the War on Terror and the Rule of Law.

Welcome

  • Hon. Margaret Spellings, President, George W. Bush Presidential Center and former United States Secretary of Education

Panel: The War on Terror

  • Hon. Michael Chertoff, former Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
  • Hon. William Haynes, II, former General Counsel, Department of Defense
  • Hon. Michael Mukasey, former Attorney General, Department of Justice
  • Hon. Larry D. Thompson, former Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice
  • Moderator:  Mr. John Rizzo, former Acting General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency

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11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Interview: The 2008 Financial Crisis

2015 Texas Chapters Conference

Topics: Financial Services • Law & Economics • Financial Services & E-Commerce
The George W. Bush Presidential Center The Bush Institute
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205

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On September 19, 2015, The Federalist Society hosted the 2015 Texas Chapters Conference at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. In this session, Keith Hennessey, former Assistant to President George W. Bush for Economic Policy and Director of the U.S. National Economic Council, was interviewed about The 2008 Financial Crisis.

Interview: The 2008 Financial Crisis

  • Keith Hennessey, former Assistant to President George W. Bush for Economic Policy and Director of the U.S. National Economic Council
  • Interviewer:  Marc Kesselman, former General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture and former Deputy General Counsel of Office of Management and Budget
  • Introduction: William Peterson, Beck Redden LLP and President, Houston Lawyers Chapter

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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote Speaker

2015 Texas Chapters Conference

Topics: Supreme Court
The George W. Bush Presidential Center The Bush Institute
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205

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  • Justice Samuel Alito, United States Supreme Court

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2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Panel II: The Judiciary

2015 Texas Chapters Conference

Topics: Federal Courts • Supreme Court
The George W. Bush Presidential Center The Bush Institute
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205

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  • Rachel Brand, Associate Counsel to President George W. Bush, and former Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy, Department of Justice
  • Reginald J. Brown, former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush
  • Leonard Leo, Executive Vice President, Federalist Society
  • Harriet Miers, former White House Counsel to President George W. Bush
  • Moderator: Hon. Priscilla R. Owen, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Reception

2015 Texas Chapters Conference

The George W. Bush Presidential Center The Bush Institute
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205

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