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2019 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

Ohio Lawyers Chapters

April 5, 2019

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The Federalist Society is pleased to announce the 2019 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference, which will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Westin Columbus in Columbus, Ohio.

Registration
9:15 AM

Opening Remarks
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Hon. Alice Batchelder, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Opening Remarks
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Hon. Dave Yost, Attorney General, State of Ohio

Panel 1: The Law and Policy of Redistricting Reform
11:00 AM - 12:15 AM

The Supreme Court will hear argument this term in cases presenting the question whether courts may strike down “partisan gerrymanders.” This presents a number of questions. Some are legal: Do state legislatures act unconstitutionally if they draw districts that favor one party or the other? If so, what are courts to do about it? Others relate to policy: Are so-called “partisan gerrymanders” even troubling? Is there a chance of meaningful reform at the state level? And what does Ohio’s experience with redistricting reform teach us about this? The panel will address these questions and more.

  • Kathleen Clyde, Portage County Commissioner
  • Hon. Larry Obhof, Ohio Senate President, 22nd District
  • Misha Tseytlin, Troutman Sanders & Former Solicitor General, State of Wisconsin
  • Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (Moderator)

Lunch & Keynote Presentation
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Hon. Noel Francisco, United States Solicitor General, United States Department of Justice

Panel 2: The Future of Administrative Deference
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

More and more judges, advocates, and scholars are calling on the courts to reexamine the deference paid to administrative agencies’ legal interpretations. This debate has attracted the most attention at the federal level. But the same is now occurring in state courts—including in Ohio, where just last year four justices on the Supreme Court of Ohio questioned the appropriateness of deference to agency interpretations. This distinguished panel will address these developments, make some predictions about future developments, and discuss whether those likely developments are good, bad, or neither. 

  • Aditya Bamzai, Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Kristin Hickman, Distinguished McKnight University Professor & Harlan Albert Rogers Professor in Law, University of Minnesota Law School & Associate Director, Corporate Institute
  • Christopher J. Walker, Associate Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law & Director of the Moritz Washington, D.C., Summer Program
  • Hon. R. Patrick DeWine, Associate Justice, Ohio Supreme Court (Moderator)

Panel 3: Emerging Religious Liberty Issues in Ohio
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Intensifying public debates over religious liberty have spilled into the courts, with some cases making their way to the United States Supreme Court. Ohio is no stranger to this national trend. Panelists will discuss Tree of Life Christian Schools v. City of Upper Arlington, an Ohio zoning dispute involving religious liberty claims under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), for which a petition for writ of certiorari was recently filed in the United States Supreme Court after the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit sided with the city. Panelists will also discuss the Ohio Constitution's provision regarding religious liberty, which explicitly refers to “the rights of conscience," and discuss if and how this provision of the Ohio Constitution should be interpreted differently than the First Amendment with respect to religious liberty issues.

  • Jeremiah Galus, Legal Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Holly Gross, Vice President of Government Relations at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce
  • Philip Williamson, Associate, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • Matthew R. Byrne, Of Counsel, Jackson Lewis P.C. (Moderator)

Closing Reception Featuring Judges Eric Murphy and Chad Readler
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

3.75 HRS Ohio CLE Credit 

Registration

  • $60 - Members, Judges, & Government Employees
  • $80 - Non-Members 
  • $20 - Student Members
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9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
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2019 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

The Westin Columbus
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks

2019 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

Topics: Federal Courts • State Courts • State Governments
The Westin Columbus
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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  • Hon. Alice Batchelder, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Speakers

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks

2019 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

The Westin Columbus
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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  • Hon. Dave Yost, Attorney General, State of Ohio

Speakers

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Panel 1: The Law and Policy of Redistricting Reform

2019 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

Topics: Election Law • State Courts • State Governments • Free Speech & Election Law
The Westin Columbus
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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Description

The Supreme Court will hear argument this term in cases presenting the question whether courts may strike down “partisan gerrymanders.” This presents a number of questions. Some are legal: Do state legislatures act unconstitutionally if they draw districts that favor one party or the other? If so, what are courts to do about it? Others relate to policy: Are so-called “partisan gerrymanders” even troubling? Is there a chance of meaningful reform at the state level? And what does Ohio’s experience with redistricting reform teach us about this? The panel will address these questions and more.

Featuring:

  • Kathleen Clyde, Portage County Commissioner
  • Hon. Larry Obhof, Ohio Senate President, 22nd District
  • Misha Tseytlin, Troutman Sanders & Former Solicitor General, State of Wisconsin
  • Moderator: Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Speakers

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Lunch & Keynote Presentation

2019 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

Topics: Constitution • Federal Courts • State Courts • State Governments • Supreme Court
The Westin Columbus
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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  • Hon. Noel Francisco, United States Solicitor General, United States Department of Justice

Speakers

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Panel 2: The Future of Administrative Deference

2019 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation • Federal Courts • State Courts • Supreme Court
The Westin Columbus
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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Description

More and more judges, advocates, and scholars are calling on the courts to reexamine the deference paid to administrative agencies’ legal interpretations. This debate has attracted the most attention at the federal level. But the same is now occurring in state courts—including in Ohio, where just last year four justices on the Supreme Court of Ohio questioned the appropriateness of deference to agency interpretations. This distinguished panel will address these developments, make some predictions about future developments, and discuss whether those likely developments are good, bad, or neither. 

Featuring:

  • Prof. Aditya Bamzai, Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Kristin Hickman, Distinguished McKnight University Professor & Harlan Albert Rogers Professor in Law, University of Minnesota Law School & Associate Director, Corporate Institute
  • Prof. Christopher J. Walker, Associate Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law & Director of the Moritz Washington, D.C., Summer Program
  • Moderator: Hon. R. Patrick DeWine, Associate Justice, Ohio Supreme Court

Speakers

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Panel 3: Emerging Religious Liberty Issues in Ohio

2019 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

Topics: First Amendment • Religious Liberty • State Courts • State Governments • Religious Liberties
The Westin Columbus
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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Description

Intensifying public debates over religious liberty have spilled into the courts, with some cases making their way to the United States Supreme Court. Ohio is no stranger to this national trend. Panelists will discuss Tree of Life Christian Schools v. City of Upper Arlington, an Ohio zoning dispute involving religious liberty claims under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), for which a petition for writ of certiorari was recently filed in the United States Supreme Court after the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit sided with the city. Panelists will also discuss the Ohio Constitution's provision regarding religious liberty, which explicitly refers to “the rights of conscience," and discuss if and how this provision of the Ohio Constitution should be interpreted differently than the First Amendment with respect to religious liberty issues.

Featuring:

  • Jeremiah Galus, Legal Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Holly Gross, Vice President of Government Relations at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce
  • Philip Williamson, Associate, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • Matthew Byrne, Of Counsel, Jackson Lewis P.C. (Moderator)

Speakers

4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Closing Reception

2019 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

The Westin Columbus
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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