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2019 Kentucky Chapters Conference

Kentucky Lawyers Chapters

October 7, 2019
Kentucky State Capitol House Chambers
700 Capital Ave
Frankfort, KY 40601

Online registration has closed. Please contact Lisa Ezell at lisa.ezell@fedsoc.org with any questions.
Limited onsite registration will be available the morning of the conference for an additional $15 per ticket.

Monday, October 7, 2019 

Kentucky State Capitol Building
Frankfort, KY 

Featuring:
 
Hon. Mitch McConnell
United States Senator, Kentucky
Senate Majority Leader
 
 
Hon. Donald F. McGahn II
Former White House Counsel 
 
Hon. Rand Paul
United States Senator, Kentucky
 
CLE: 4 hours of KY CLE will be available
 
$50 - Federalist Society Members and Government Employees
$20 - Students and Law Clerks 
$100 - Non-Members
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9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Registration

2019 Kentucky Chapters Conference

Kentucky State Capitol House Chambers
700 Capital Ave
Frankfort, KY 40601

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10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Opening Keynote

2019 Kentucky Chapters Conference

Kentucky State Capitol House Chambers
700 Capital Ave
Frankfort, KY 40601

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  • Hon. Rand Paul - U.S. Senate, Kentucky

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11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Stare Decisis Panel

2019 Kentucky Chapters Conference

Topics: Federalism • Jurisprudence • State Courts • Supreme Court
Kentucky State Capitol House Chambers
700 Capital Ave
Frankfort, KY 40601

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On October 7, 2019, The Federalist Society held a panel on Stare Decisis at its annual Kentucky Chapters Conference.

This spring, Justice Breyer wrote, in response to the Supreme Court's decision to overrule Nevada v. Hall, "Today’s decision can only cause one to wonder which cases the Court will overrule next."  But is the Roberts Court actually more aggressive in overruling precedents than previous Courts?  How does the Kentucky Supreme Court compare?  And when should a Court overrule a precedent?  This latter question divides many originalists and textualists, in part because it cuts across ideological lines.  Our panel will explore these topics, with a focus on the intersection of originalist principles and the principles of stare decisis.

  • Cassie Chambers Armstrong - Kaplan Johnson Abate & Bird; Vice Chair, Kentucky Democratic Party
  • Prof. Michael Morley - Assistant Professor, Florida State University College of Law
  • John Sheller - Stoll Keenon Ogden
  • Hon. Laurance VanMeter - Kentucky Supreme Court
  • Moderator: Hon. Amul Thapar - U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

Speakers

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch

2019 Kentucky Chapters Conference

Kentucky State Capitol House Chambers
700 Capital Ave
Frankfort, KY 40601

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1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Judicial Nominations in the Trump Administration: A Conversation with Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Former White House Counsel Don McGahn

2019 Kentucky Chapters Conference

Topics: Federal Courts • Supreme Court
Kentucky State Capitol House Chambers
700 Capital Ave
Frankfort, KY 40601

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On October 7, 2019, The Federalist Society hosted a conversation between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and former White House Counsel Don McGahn at its annual Kentucky Chapters Conference.

  • Hon. Mitch McConnell - U.S. Senate, Kentucky
  • Hon. Don McGahn - Former White House Counsel
  • Introduction: Matthew Kuhn - Deputy General Counsel, Kentucky Office of the Governor

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

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2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
First Amendment Panel

2019 Kentucky Chapters Conference

Topics: First Amendment • Free Speech & Election Law • Litigation
Kentucky State Capitol House Chambers
700 Capital Ave
Frankfort, KY 40601

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On October 7, 2019, The Federalist Society held a panel on The First Amendment at its annual Kentucky Chapters Conference.

From Twitter blocking to Peace Crosses to religious exemptions and commercial speech, the First Amendment remains perhaps the most hotly and frequently contested aspect of constitutional law. Those disputes are playing out in federal and state courts, and under federal and state constitutions. Notions of judicial restraint have long had less purchase when First Amendment claims are at stake, with courts invalidating laws more frequently and offering less deference to legislatures. And in the Twitter era, courts are arguably less guided by traditional arguments from text, original meaning, and precedent than in other contexts. Our panel will take stock of how these debates are playing out in federal and Kentucky courts, and where we can expect the next battle lines to emerge.

  • Amy D. Cubbage - Ackerson & Yann, PLLC; ACLU of Kentucky Litigation Review Committee
  • Jesse Panuccio - Former Acting Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • William E. Thro - General Counsel, University of Kentucky
  • Jonathan D. Urick - Senior Counsel, U.S. Chamber Litigation Center
  • Moderator: Hon. John Nalbandian - U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

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4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Closing Reception

Kentucky Lawyers Chapters

Serafini
243 West Broadway Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

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The Closing Reception will take place at Serafini.

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