Pennsylvania Chapters Conference

Join us for the first Pennsylvania state-wide Federalist Society conference in Harrisburg on October 19. We will feature three panels, covering methods of judicial selection, occupational licensing, and political gerrymandering. The conference will also feature remarks by Robert DeSousa, State Director for Sen. Toomey, and by Hon. Thomas Hardiman of the 3d Cir. The cost is low, and you will receive 3 hours of CLE for attending. Click here to register!

Program Schedule:

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Remarks from Bob DeSousa, State Director for Sen. Toomey

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM -  What Is The Right Method For Choosing Judges?

  • Prof. Chris Bonneau, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lan.), Member, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Ron Hicks, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts
  • John Soroko, Chairman, Duane Morris LLP
  • Moderator: David Osborne, President and General Counsel, The Fairness Center

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Remarks from Hon. Thomas Hardiman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM - Is Political Gerrymandering A Constitutional Problem?

  • Michael Li, Brennan Center for Justice
  • Christopher Nicholas, Eagle Consulting Group
  • Hans von Spakovsky, Heritage Foundation
  • Moderator: Josh Wolson, Partner, Dilworth Paxson

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM - Do We Need All Those Licenses:  Occupational Licensing In Pennsylvania

  • Eric Boehm, Reason
  • Travis Gery, former Pennsylvania Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs
  • Joshua Windham, Institute for Justice
  • Moderator: Greg Teufel, Founder, OGC Law

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Reception