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2020 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

January 31 — February 1, 2020
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January 31 - February 1, 2020

 

Sixth Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts

Walt Disney World® Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

Banquet Speakers:


Hon. Ron DeSantis
Governor,
Florida

           


Hon. Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice,
Supreme Court of the
United States

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

 

CLE: 8 Hours of Florida CLE will be available for attendees.

 

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2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Registration

2020 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

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

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3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

2020 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

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

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3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Discussion and Q&A with Don McGahn

2020 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Federalism • Politics • Separation of Powers • Federalism & Separation of Powers
Newport Ballroom
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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On January 31-February 1, 2020, The Federalist Society's Florida lawyers chapters hosted their annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The conference opened with a discussion and Q&A with former White House Counsel Don McGahn.

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

Featuring:

  • Opening Remarks: Lisa Ezell, Vice President & Director, Lawyers Chapters, The Federalist Society
  • Introduction: Elena Crosby, President, Orlando Lawyers Chapter
  • Hon. Donald F. McGahn, Partner, Jones Day and former White House Counsel
  • Jan Crawford, Chief Legal Correspondent, CBS News

Speakers

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Session I: Revisiting the Antifederalists

2020 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Constitution • Founding Era & History • Philosophy
Newport Ballroom
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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On January 31-February 1, 2020, The Federalist Society's Florida lawyers chapters hosted their annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The first session of the conference was titled "Revisiting the Anti-Federalists".

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

  • Prof. John Baker, Professor Emeritus, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
  • Dr. Michelle Kundmueller, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Old Dominion University
  • Hon. Andrew S. Oldham, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Moderator: Hon. Trevor N. McFadden, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • Introduction: Daniel Nordby, Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP

Speakers

5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

2020 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

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

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*If you are attending the Banquet, but not staying at the hotel, please plan on parking at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. From there, you will be able to take a shuttle to Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort. Name tags will be available for pick up at the Grand Harbor Ballroom.

6:45 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
Banquet and Discussion with Justice Clarence Thomas

2020 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Supreme Court • Constitution
Grand Harbor Ballroom
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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This fireside chat between Honorable Gregory G. Katsas and Justice Clarence Thomas was given on January 31, 2020, at the 2020 Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's BoardWalk Inn at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Featuring:

  • Master of Ceremonies: Jesse Panuccio, Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP and former Acting Associate Attorney General of the United States
  • Introduction: Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, Associate, Jones Day; former Law Clerk to Judge Gregory G. Katsas; former Law Clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas
  • Introduction: Hon. Ron DeSantis, Governor, Florida

  • Hon. Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
  • Moderator: Hon. Gregory G. Katsas, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia 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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8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast & Registration

2020 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

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

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8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Session II: Originalism and Textualism in Practice

2020 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

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

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On January 31-February 1, 2020, The Federalist Society's Florida lawyers chapters hosted their annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The second day of the conference began with a session on the topic of "Originalism and Textualism in Practice".

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

Featuring:

  • Sarah Harris, Partner, Williams & Connolly
  • Joe Jacquot, General Counsel, Governor of Florida
  • Hon. William H. Pryor, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Hon. Sarah H. Warren, Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Moderator: Jason Gonzalez, Chairman, Appellate Practice Group, Shutts and Bowen LLP; Managing Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP, Tallahassee

Speakers

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Address by Irving Roth

2020 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Civil Rights • Constitution • Founding Era & History
Newport Ballroom
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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On January 31-February 1, 2020, The Federalist Society's Florida lawyers chapters hosted their annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The second day of the conference included an address by Holocaust survivor Irving Roth.

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

Featuring:

  • Irving Roth, Director, Holocaust Resource Center at the Temple Judea of Manhasset, New York; and Holocaust Survivor
  • Introduction: Hon. Robert J. Luck, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Speakers

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Session III: The Law and Policy of Marijuana in Florida

2020 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Civil Rights • Criminal Law & Procedure • Federalism • State Courts • State Governments
Newport Ballroom
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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On January 31-February 1, 2020, The Federalist Society's Florida lawyers chapters hosted their annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The final session of the conference covered "The Law and Policy of Marijuana in Florida".

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

  • Prof. Zachary C. Bolitho, Assistant Professor of Law, Campbell University School of Law
  • Hon. Jeff Kottkamp, 17th Lt. Governor of Florida; President, Jeff Kottkamp, PA
  • Bertha K. Madras, PhD, Professor of Psychobiology, Harvard Medical School
  • Daniel R. Russell, Chair of the Medical Cannabis and Hemp Commercialization Group, Dean Mead Law Firm
  • Moderator: William N. Shepherd, Partner, Holland & Knight

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12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Recent Developments from the EPA

2020 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Topics: Environmental & Energy Law • Federalism • Environmental Law & Property Rights
Newport Ballroom
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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On January 31-February 1, 2020, The Federalist Society's Florida lawyers chapters hosted their annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The second day of the conference included a speech by General Counsel Matthew Leopold on recent developments from the EPA.

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

  • Hon. Matthew Z. Leopold, General Counsel, United States Enivonmental Protection Agency
  • Introduction: Jason Gonzalez, Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP

Speakers

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Luncheon Panel: A Conversation About the Eleventh Circuit

2020 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

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

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On January 31-February 1, 2020, The Federalist Society's Florida lawyers chapters hosted their annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The luncheon on the second day of the conference featured "A Conversation About the Eleventh Circuit".

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

Master of Ceremonies:

  • Mr. Timothy M. Cerio, Of Counsel, GrayRobinson, P.A.

Panel Discussion:

  • Hon. Lisa Branch, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Hon. Britt Grant, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Hon. Barbara Lagoa, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Hon. Robert Luck, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Moderator: Hon. Rodolfo Ruiz, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

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

2020 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.
Dessert Reception and Fireworks Viewing

2020 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

American Adventure Pavilion
EPCOT
200 Epcot Center Dr
Orlando, FL 32821

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Attendees without Disney Park Tickets should meet at the International Gateway entrance to EPCOT at 7:30 PM. The group will then be ushered into the park. Please have your conference name tag with you when you enter the park.

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