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2020 Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters Conference

September 1 — 3, 2020

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On September 1-3, 2020, the Federalist Society's Wisconsin lawyers chapters hosted their annual conference via online webinars followed by a reception and keynote address from Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson.

 

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12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Election Law Panel

2020 Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters Conference

Topics: Election Law • Free Speech & Election Law
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On September 1, 2020, the Federalist Society's Wisconsin lawyers chapters hosted their annual conference via an online webinar. The first panel of the conference focused on election law in Wisconsin.

Despite recent Supreme Court decisions addressing key aspects of election law, many questions affecting the vote remain unanswered.  What limits does the Constitution put on rules governing maintenance of voter rolls?  Following Rucho v. Common Cause, what if anything should policymakers do to address districts drawn through partisan gerrymanders?  How secure from hacking are the electronic systems used to count votes?  What problems, if any, does "dark money" pose to democratic elections?  This panel will address these issues and others related to election integrity with a view to the 2020 presidential election.

Speakers:

  • Rick Esenberg, Founder, President and General Counsel, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty
  • Lester A. Pines, Senior Partner, Pines Bach
  • Moderator: Ryan Walsh, Partner, Eimer Stahl LLP

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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 speakers.

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12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Nationwide Injunctions Panel

2020 Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters Conference

Topics: Federal Courts • Federalism • Litigation • State Courts • State Governments • Federalism & Separation of Powers
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On September 1-3, 2020, the Federalist Society's Wisconsin lawyers chapters hosted their annual conference via an online webinar. The second panel of the conference discussed nationwide injunctions.

What is the proper role of state attorneys general and the courts in litigation in seeking to nullify federal law? Panelists will discuss the difference in approach between Wisconsin during the Obama administration and other state's efforts during the Trump administration with a particular emphasis on the role of state AGs and the role of the courts in issuing nationwide injunctions. Are nationwide injunctions "legally and historically dubious," as Justice Thomas has described them?

Featuring:

  • Jeffrey Mandel, Partner & Co-chair, Stafford Rosenbaum’s Litigation Practice Group
  • Michael Morley, Assistant Professor, Florida State University College of Law
  • Misha Tseyltlin, Partner, Troutman Pepper
  • Moderator: Hon. Rebecca Bradley, Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • Introduction: Cory Fish, President, Madison 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 speakers.

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4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Keynote Address & Reception

2020 Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters Conference

Topics: Federalist Society
The Ingleside Hotel
2810 Gold Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072

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Please join the Milwaukee and Madison Lawyers Chapters for a socially distanced cocktail reception and keynote address! 

Speaker: 

  • Sen. Ron Johnson, U.S. Senator, Wisconsin

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