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Third Circuit Chapters Conference

Pennsylvania Lawyers Chapters

October 24, 2019

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Limited onsite registration with a $15 increase will be available.

The Pennsylvania chapters of the Federalist Society will host the Third Circuit Chapters Conference on October 24 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Registration is now open!

Featuring:


Hon. Stephanos Bibas
United States Court of Appeals,
Third Circuit

          

 

 

 

 

 


Hon. Paul B. Matey
United States Court of Appeals,
Third Circuit

 


Donald F. McGahn, II
Former White House Counsel

          

 

 

 

 

 


Hon. David J. Porter
United States Court of Appeals,
Third Circuit

 

CLE: Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey CLE credit are being applied for. 

Registration Details:

  • Members - $50
  • Government Employees and Judges - $50
  • Students - $25
  • Non-Members - $75
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10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
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Third Circuit Chapters Conference

Grand Ballroom, Foyer
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Panel One: The Future of Administrative Law After Kisor

Third Circuit Chapters Conference

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation • Supreme Court
Grand Ballroom, Salon E
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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On October 24, 2019, The Federalist Society held its annual Third Circuit Chapters Conference. This panel focused on the Supreme Court's recent opinion in Kisor v. Wilkie and the increased attention given to deference that is paid by administrative agencies' legal interpretations.

In judicial opinions, such as the Supreme Court’s recent opinion Kisor v. Wilkie, and in academia, there is increased attention to deference that is and should be paid to administrative agencies’ legal interpretations. This panel will address these developments, make some predictions about future developments, and discuss whether those likely developments are good, bad, or neither.

  • Prof. Emily Bremer - University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Adam White - Director, Center for the Study of the Administrative State, George Mason University
  • Prof. David Zaring - The University of Pennsylvania
  • Moderator: Hon. Paul B. Matey - U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • Introduction: Matthew Hank, President, The Federalist Society Philadelphia Lawyers Chapter

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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

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Keynote Address by Don McGahn

Third Circuit Chapters Conference

Grand Ballroom, Salon E
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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On October 24, 2019, The Federalist Society held its annual Third Circuit Chapters Conference. The keynote address here is by Don McGahn, former White House Counsel.

Featuring:

  • Hon. Don McGahn, Former White House Counsel
  • Introduction: Matthew J. Hank, President, The Federalist Society Philadelphia Lawyers Chapter

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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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1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Panel Two: Regulation of Big Tech

Third Circuit Chapters Conference

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation
Grand Ballroom, Salon E
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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On October 24, 2019, The Federalist Society held its annual Third Circuit Chapters Conference. This panel discussed and debated the proper government response to Big Tech.

In recent years, a small number of big tech companies have amassed enormous power and influence in our society. Growing concerns regarding the roles these companies play have led to numerous government investigations and bipartisan calls to crack down on or even break up Big Tech. This panel will discuss these developments and debate the proper government response to Big Tech.

  • Barry C. Lynn, Executive Director, Open Markets Institute
  • Taylor Owings, Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice
  • Prof. Joshua Wright, Professor of Law and Director, Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University School of Law, and former Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • Moderator: Hon. Stephanos Bibas, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • Introduction: Ryan Costa, The Federalist Society Delaware Lawyers Chapter

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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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3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Panel Three: The Civil Jury: Constitutional Liberty or Unhealthy Romance?

Third Circuit Chapters Conference

Topics: Constitution • Criminal Law & Procedure • Litigation
Grand Ballroom, Salon E
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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On October 24, 2019, The Federalist Society held its annual Third Circuit Chapters Conference. This panel debated the merits of civil juries.

The American civil jury has all but disappeared.  Cases are rarely heard by juries, which might be a good thing: juries are expensive, time-consuming, and unpredictable.  On the other hand, they are a constitutional right – in the federal constitution and all but two state constitutions – and there may be much value to keeping this right, notwithstanding the costs.  Professors Philip Hamburger and Renee Lerner will debate the merits of the American civil jury.

  • Prof. Renée Lettow Lerner - Donald Phillip Rothschild Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
  • Prof. Shanin Specter - Irving Segal Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Moderator: Hon. David J. Porter - U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • Introduction: Alida Kass, The Federalist Society New Jersey Lawyers Chapter

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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

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

Third Circuit Chapters Conference

Grand Ballroom, Salons A&B
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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