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2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

January 22 — 23, 2016

January 22-23, 2016
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
Walt Disney World
® Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida


Views and opinions expressed by the Federalist Society and its speakers are not necessarily shared with Disney's BoardWalk Inn and Walt Disney World® Resort.

The Florida Bar CLE course number for the 2016 Florida Conference is 1601759N.

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4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Crime & Punishment

2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Criminal Law & Procedure • Federalism • State Courts • State Governments
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
2101 North Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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In recent years there has been a debate across the ideological spectrum about the reach and role of criminal law and punishment in the United States. This panel will explore the growth of criminal laws, the role of prosecutorial discretion, recent dialogue and actions around incarceration, and the appropriate federal/Florida roles in these arenas.

This panel was part of the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL on January 22-23, 2016.

Crime & Punishment

  • Prof. Ellen Podgor, Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research Professor and Professor of Law, Stetson Law School
  • Mr. William N. Shepherd, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Prof. John Stinneford, Professor of Law and Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center at Levin College of Law, University of Florida
  • Mr. Kenneth W. Sukhia, Owner, Sukhia Law Group PLC and former U.S. Attorney
  • Moderator: Hon. Stephanie Ray, Florida First District Court of Appeal
  • Introduction: Mr. Daniel Woodring, Principal Attorney, Woodring Law Firm

Views and opinions expressed by the Federalist Society and its speakers are not necessarily shared with Disney's BoardWalk Inn and Walt Disney World® Resort.

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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
A Conversation on Judging

2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Constitution • Federal Courts • Jurisprudence • State Courts
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
2101 North Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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This panel was part of the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL on January 22-23, 2016.

A Conversation on Judging

  • Hon. Charles T. Canady, Florida Supreme Court
  • Hon. William H. Pryor, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Moderator: Dean R. Alexander Acosta, Dean, Florida International University College of Law
  • Introduction: Mr. Morgan Streetman, Founder and Principal, Streetman Law

Views and opinions expressed by the Federalist Society and its speakers are not necessarily shared with Disney's BoardWalk Inn and Walt Disney World® Resort.

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9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Federalism and Religious Liberties

2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Federalism • First Amendment • Religious Liberty • State Courts • State Governments • Federalism & Separation of Powers • Religious Liberties
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
2101 North Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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This panel will address the religious rights of persons and corporate entities in the context of the same sex marriage rulings, threats to not-for-profit status, cake baking, and other current areas of uncertainty. The panel will also discuss appropriate Federal/Florida roles and possible distinctions between protection under the law and civil disobedience in the context of religious liberty.

This panel was part of the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL on January 22-23, 2016.

Federalism and Religious Liberties

  • Prof. Carl H. Esbeck, R.B. Price Professor Emeritus of Law/Isabelle Wade & Paul C. Lyda Emeritus of Law, University of Missouri School of Law
  • Prof. William P. Marshall, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Prof. Michael P. Moreland, Mary Ann Remick Senior Visiting Fellow and Concurrent Professor of Law at University of Notre Dame
  • Moderator: Hon. Timothy Osterhaus, Florida First District Court of Appeal
  • Introduction: Dr. Nathan Adams, Holland & Knight LLP

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10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Federalism and Healthcare

2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Constitution • Federalism • Healthcare • State Courts • State Governments • Federalism & Separation of Powers
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
2101 North Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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This panel will move beyond the Obamacare discussion and address what the current problems in health care and whether there are proven and scalable solutions to these problems. The panel will also discuss what the legal barriers to those solutions are and what the appropriate Federal/Florida role in Healthcare is. 

This panel was part of the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL on January 22-23, 2016.

Federalism and Healthcare

  • Mr. John Goodman, Senior Fellow, Independent Institute 
  • Mr. Avik Roy, Senior Fellow, The Manhattan Institute
  • Dr. Antonia C. Novello, MD, MPH, Dr.PH, VADM (Ret.), 14th Surgeon General of the United States
  • Moderator: Ms. Christa Calamas, Staff Director, Florida House of Representatives Health and Human Services Committee
  • Introduction: Mr. Daniel Woodring, Principal Attorney, Woodring Law Firm

Views and opinions expressed by the Federalist Society and its speakers are not necessarily shared with Disney's BoardWalk Inn and Walt Disney World® Resort.

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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Luncheon Address by Tim Cerio

2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Federalism • State Courts • State Governments • Federalism & Separation of Powers
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
2101 North Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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Tim Cerio, General Counsel to Governor Rick Scott of Florida, delivered this address at the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL. He was introduced by Judge Ed Scales of the Florida Third District Court of Appeal.

Address by Tim Cerio

  • Mr. Tim Cerio, General Counsel to Governor Rick Scott
  • Introduction: Hon. Edwin A. Scales III, Florida Third District Court of Appeal

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1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Luncheon Panel: A Conversation on Free Enterprise and Economic Development

2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Federalism • Law & Economics • State Courts • State Governments • Federalism & Separation of Powers
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
2101 North Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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This panel was part of the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL on January 22-23, 2016.

A Conversation on Free Enterprise and Economic Development

  • Mr. Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Interviewer: Mr. Jesse Panuccio, Former Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

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2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Federalism and Environmental Law

2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Environmental & Energy Law • Federalism • State Courts • State Governments • Federalism & Separation of Powers • Environmental Law & Property Rights
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
2101 North Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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This panel will discuss whether we have Federal overreach in this environmental law area, such as current interpretations of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Power Plan, etc., and what the appropriate roles for the Federal Government and Florida are in the context of environmental law.

This panel was part of the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL on January 22-23, 2016.

Federalism and Environmental Law

  • Mr. Avi Garbow, General Counsel, United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Mr. Matthew Z. Leopold, Of Counsel, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt PA and former General Counsel, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Prof. Erin Ryan, Professor, Florida State University College of Law
  • Mr. Patrick Strawbridge, Partner, Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC
  • Moderator: Hon. Edward L. Artau, Florida 15th Judicial Circuit
  • Introduction: Mr. Gregory Munson, Shareholder, Gunster

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