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2021 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

May 7, 2021
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The Federalist Society's Ohio Chapters are proud to present the 2021 Ohio Chapters Conference on May 7, 2021, at the Westin Columbus in Columbus, Ohio.

Registration
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks
10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • Hon. Matthew R. Byrne, Ohio Court of Appeals for the Twelfth District

Interpreting State Constitutions
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

How should state constitutions be interpreted? Should terms that mirror those in the U.S. Constitution be interpreted coterminously? This panel explores varying approaches to interpreting state constitutions, as well as the similarities and differences between the interpretation of state constitutions and the U.S. Constitution.

  • Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Moderator) 
  • Larry Obhof, Former President of the Ohio Senate; Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP
  • Hon. Sharon Kennedy, Ohio Supreme Court
  • Hon. Clint Bolick, Arizona Supreme Court

 

Lunch & Keynote Address
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

  • Hon. Janice Rogers Brown, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (ret.)
  • Hon. Alice Batchelder, Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Introduction)

 

View From The Bench: Newly Confirmed Judges Share Their Perspectives
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Last year, three new district judges were confirmed to Ohio’s two federal district courts. We look forward to hearing their perspectives on their transition to serving in the role of an Article III judge and their advice for practitioners, law students, and others on federal practice and the work of the courts. 

  • Hon. Eric E. Murphy, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Moderator) 
  • Hon. J. Philip Calabrese, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio 
  • Hon. James R. Knepp II, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Hon. Michael J. Newman, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Break: 15 Minutes


Departmentalism: What is the Executive Role in Interpreting laws?
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson ordered U.S. Attorneys not to enforce the Alien & Sedition Act, not based upon a judicial finding that it was unconstitutional (indeed, the courts were split on the question), but based upon his independent determination that it was unconstitutional.  What role do state executives and Attorneys General play in interpreting laws?  How far do the duties to defend laws and the duties to enforce laws extend?

  • Hon. Chad Readler, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Moderator) 
  • Hon. Dave Yost, Ohio Attorney General 
  • Jonathan Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Edward Whelan, Distinguished Senior Fellow and Antonin Scalia Chair in Constitutional Studies, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Closing Remarks
4:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

  • Hon. R. Patrick DeWine, Ohio Supreme Court

Cocktail Reception
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

4.25 HRS OH CLE Approved

Refunds are available through Wednesday, May 5th.

Attendance will be limited to ensure proper social distancing.

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9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Registration

2021 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

The Westin Great Southern Hotel
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks

2021 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

The Westin Great Southern Hotel
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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  • Hon. Matthew R. Byrne, Ohio Court of Appeals for the Twelfth District

Speakers

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Interpreting State Constitutions

2021 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

Topics: Constitution • Federalism • State Courts • State Governments
The Westin Great Southern Hotel
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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How should state constitutions be interpreted? Should terms that mirror those in the U.S. Constitution be interpreted coterminously? This panel explores varying approaches to interpreting state constitutions, as well as the similarities and differences between the interpretation of state constitutions and the U.S. Constitution.

Featuring:

  • Hon. Sharon Kennedy, Ohio Supreme Court
  • Hon. Clint Bolick, Arizona Supreme Court
  • Larry Obhof, Former President of the Ohio Senate; Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP
  • Moderator: Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

 

Speakers

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch & Keynote Address

2021 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

Topics: Constitution • Federal Courts
The Westin Great Southern Hotel
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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  • Hon. Janice Rogers Brown, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (ret.)
  • Introduction: Hon. Alice Batchelder, Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Speakers

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
View From The Bench: Newly Confirmed Judges Share Their Perspectives

2021 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

Topics: Federal Courts
The Westin Great Southern Hotel
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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Description

Last year, three new district judges were confirmed to Ohio’s two federal district courts. We look forward to hearing their perspectives on their transition to serving in the role of an Article III judge and their advice for practitioners, law students, and others on federal practice and the work of the courts. 

Featuring:

  • Hon. J. Philip Calabrese, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Hon. James R. Knepp II, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Hon. Michael J. Newman, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Moderator: Hon. Eric E. Murphy, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Speakers

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Departmentalism: What is the Executive Role in Interpreting laws?

2021 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

Topics: Constitution • Separation of Powers • Federalism & Separation of Powers
The Westin Great Southern Hotel
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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Description

Thomas Jefferson ordered U.S. Attorneys not to enforce the Alien & Sedition Act, not based upon a judicial finding that it was unconstitutional (indeed, the courts were split on the question), but based upon his independent determination that it was unconstitutional.  What role do state executives and Attorneys General play in interpreting laws?  How far do the duties to defend laws and the duties to enforce laws extend?

Featuring:

  • Hon. Dave Yost, Ohio Attorney General
  • Jonathan Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Edward Whelan, President, Ethics and Public Policy Center
  • Moderator: Hon. Chad Readler, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Speakers

4:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Closing Remarks

2021 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

Topics: Federalism • State Courts • State Governments
The Westin Great Southern Hotel
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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  • Hon. R. Patrick DeWine, Ohio Supreme Court
 

Speakers

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

2021 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

The Westin Great Southern Hotel
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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