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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

 

Registration has closed.  Please email jenny.mahoney@fed-soc.org with questions.

 

Confirmed 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

Schedule of Events

Additional speaker confirmations to come.

Times subject to change.

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020

Registration

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Welcoming and Opening Remarks

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Discussion and Q&A with Don McGahn

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

  • Hon. Donald F. McGahn - Partner, Jones Day and Former White House Counsel
  • Jan Crawford - Chief Legal Correspondent, CBS News

Session I – Revisiting the Antifederalists

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.    

  • 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 

Cocktail Reception

5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.  

Banquet and Discussion with Justice Clarence Thomas

6:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.   

Speakers:

  • 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
  • Master of Ceremonies: Jesse Panuccio - Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP and former Acting Associate Attorney General of the United States

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Breakfast & Registration

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.     

Session II: Originalism and Textualism in Practice

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.    

  • 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

Address by Irving Roth - Director, Holocaust Resource Center–Temple Judea of Manhasset, New York, and Holocaust Survivor

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  

Session III: The Law and Policy of Marijuana in Florida

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.  

  • Prof. Zachary C. Bolitho - Campbell Law School
  • 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

Luncheon Panel: A Conversation About the Eleventh Circuit

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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

Break

2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Dessert Reception and Fireworks Viewing

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

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

 

Hotel Information:

The Federalist Society room block at the Yacht Club is sold out.

Accomodations can be found nearby, through general availability, at the Walt Disney World® Swan and Dolphin Resort

Conference Fees:

(includes all sessions, the dinner, and the fireworks show)

No refunds will be available after Monday, January 27, 2020.

There will be no refunds after this date.

  • Student Members - $350 
  • Government Employees - $350 
  • Members - $400 
  • Non-Members - $450 

Guest Tickets:

  • Guest Dinner Ticket - $200
  • Fireworks - Adult Guest - $60 SOLD OUT
  • Fireworks - Child Guest - $30 SOLD OUT
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2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Registration

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

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

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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Featuring:

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

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  • 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

Speakers

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

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

2020 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

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

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Featuring:

  • Hon. Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
  • Introduction: Hon. Ron DeSantis, Governor, Florida
  • Moderator: Hon. Gregory G. Katsas, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • Master of Ceremonies: Jesse Panuccio, Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP and former Acting Associate Attorney General of the United States

Speakers

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8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast & Registration

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

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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

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

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Featuring:

  • Irving Roth, Director, Holocaust Resource Center at the Temple Judea of Manhasset, New York; and Holocaust Survivor
 

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

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  • 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

Speakers

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

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Remarks by:

  • Hon. Matthew Z. Leopold, General Counsel, United States Enivonmental Protection Agency
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Luncheon Panel: A Conversation About the Eleventh Circuit

2020 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

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

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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

Speakers

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

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

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