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2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

February 1 — 2, 2019
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On February 1-2, 2019, the Federalist Society held its annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Panel topics included stare decisis, religious liberty, and redistricting.

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Registration is now closed.

Cost to Attend:
Includes Friday night banquet dinner and Saturday fireworks reception.
 
$250 - Student Members, Judiciary, Government Employees
$300 - Members (With Login)
$400 - Non-members
 
Guest tickets:
$175 -  Dinner 
$50 - Fireworks Reception 
 
Registration Deadline:
Registration will close at 5:00 PM, Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
No refunds will be issued after this date.
There will be no onsite registration.
 
Hotel Accommodations:
The room block at the Yacht Club is completely full.
Rooms are available for both Friday and Saturday at the Swan and Dolphin.
Call 1-800-227-1500 and ask for the Federalist Society group discounted rate while availability lasts
Group Code: “TH1967”.  
 
As to Disney artwork/properties: © Disney 2018
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3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Session I: Stare Decisis and Precedent

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Constitution • Jurisprudence • Philosophy • Supreme Court
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort - Newport Ballroom West
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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On February 1-2, 2019, the Federalist Society held its annual Florida Chapters Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The first session discussed "Stare Decisis and Precedent".

As always, the Federalist Society takes no particular legal or public policy position. All opinions expressed are those of the speakers.

Welcome and Opening Remarks:

  • Michelle Suskauer, President, The Florida Bar
  • Introduction: Daniel Woodring, Principal Attorney, Woodring Law Firm

Panelists:

  • W. Neil Eggleston, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Prof. Randy J. Kozel, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Richard H. Levenstein, Shareholder, Nason Yeager
  • Prof. Stephen E. Sachs, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Gregory G. Katsas, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Speakers

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort - Grand Harbor Lobby
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Florida Chapters Banquet

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort - Grand Harbor Ballroom North
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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On February 1-2, 2019, the Federalist Society held its annual Florida Chapters Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Florida Chapters Banquet featured keynote speeches from Governor Ron DeSantis and Attorney General Ashley Moody.

As always, the Federalist Society takes no particular legal or public policy positions. All opinions expressed are those of the speakers.

Speakers:

  • Introduction: Amit Agarwal, Solicitor General, Florida
  • Hon. Ashley Moody, Attorney General, Florida

  • Introduction: Joseph W. Jacquot, General Counsel, Governor of Florida
  • Hon. Ron DeSantis, Governor, Florida

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8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast & Registration

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort - Newport Ballroom East
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Session II: Round Table Discussion on Religious Liberty Court Cases

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: First Amendment • Religious Liberty • Supreme Court • Religious Liberties
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort - Newport Ballroom West
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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On February 1-2, 2019, the Federalist Society held its annual Florida Chapters Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The second session proffered "A Round Table Discussion on Religious Liberty Court Cases".

As always, the Federalist Society takes no particular legal or public policy position. All opinions expressed are those of the speakers.

Featuring:

  • Blaine Adamson, Hands On Originals, Kentucky
  • Sherrie Laurie, Downtown Hope Center, Alaska
  • Heidi Matzke, Executive Director, Alternatives Pregnancy Center, California
  • Jack Phillips, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Colorado
  • Barronelle Stutzman, Arlene’s Flowers, Washington
  • Ellie Wittman, President, Students for Life, Miami University of Ohio
  • Moderator: Kristen Waggoner, Senior Vice President, U.S. Legal Division & Communications, Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Introduction: Kate Anderson, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom

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10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Session III: Election Law and Redistricting in Florida

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Election Law • State Courts • State Governments
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort - Newport Ballroom West
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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On February 1-2, 2019, the Federalist Society held its annual Florida Chapters Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The third session covered "Election Law and Redistricting in Florida".

As always, the Federalist Society takes no particular legal or public policy position. All opinions expressed are those of the speakers.

Panelists:

  • J. Christian Adams, President and General Counsel, Public Interest Legal Foundation
  • Kendall Coffey, Coffey Burlington, PL; Former U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
  • Jessica Furst Johnson, Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky PLLC; Former General Counsel, National Republican Congressional Committee
  • Daniel Nordby, General Counsel, Governor Rick Scott, 2017-19
  • Chris Sautter, President, Sautter Communications  
  • Moderator: Joe Jacquot, General Counsel, Governor of Florida

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12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lunch and Discussion with Hon. Kenneth Starr

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Constitution • Federal Courts • State Courts
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort - Newport Ballroom East
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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On February 1-2, 2019, the Federalist Society held its annual Florida Chapters Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The conference concluded with "A Discussion with Hon. Kenneth Starr".

As always, the Federalist Society takes no particular legal or public policy positions. All opinions expressed are those of the speakers.

Featuring:

  • Hon. Kenneth Starr, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (1983-1989); U.S. Solicitor General (1989-1993)
  • Moderator: Edward J. Page, Shareholder, Carlton Fields

Speakers

2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Break

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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Discounted Disney theme park tickets may be purchased by Conference attendees and their guests at the ticket desk located in the hotel lobby.

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
V.I.P. Dessert and Cocktail Reception and Fireworks Viewing in Honor of the Florida Supreme Court and Its Three New Justices

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: State Courts
America Adventure Pavilion, EPCOT
200 Epcot Center Dr
Orlando, FL 32821

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  • Hon. Charles T. Canady, Chief Justice, Florida Supreme Court
  • Hon. Barbara Lagoa, Associate Justice, Florida Supreme Court
  • Hon. C. Alan Lawson, Associate Justice, Florida Supreme Court
  • Hon. Robert J. Luck, Associate Justice, Florida Supreme Court
  • Hon. Carlos G. Muñiz, Associate Justice, Florida Supreme Court

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