Trump and Clinton: A Comparison of Second Amendment Policy

Dr. John Lott will address the Presidential candidates' positions on the second amendment and gun control, as well as his latest research on gun violence, gun control advocacy and gun owners' rights advocacy. 

John R. Lott, Jr. is the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and an economist who has held research and/or teaching positions at the University of Chicago, Yale University, Stanford, UCLA, Wharton, and Rice, and was the chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission during 1988 and 1989.  He has published over 100 articles in academic journals.  He also is the author of nine books of which his most recent is The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies. To quote one of his book reviewers, "In his usual fashion, John goes past the usual talking points which infest cable television debates and takes on some of the most sacred cows of the gun control lobby, tossing their filleted remains straight onto the grill."  

His past books have included three editions of More Guns, Less Crime, Freedomnomics, and Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges off the Bench.  Opinion pieces by Lott have appeared in such places as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, USA Today, and The Chicago Tribune. He has appeared on such television programs as the ABC and NBC National Evening News broadcasts, Fox News, PBS's "The News Hour," and "The Today Show," and on nationally syndicated radio programs.  He received his Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in 1984.

When: Friday, September 9, 2016. 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 pm (lunch)

Where: Oliver's at the Equinox Sports Club, 1980 Main Street, Irvine, California 92614, Tel. (949) 975-8400. Parking validated.

Cost: $30 for lunch and 1 hour of MCLE credit. Nonmember $35, Students/Judges $20. (The Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE).

RSVP and Pay: To RSVP and pay by credit card, click the Buy Now button on the right. To pay by cash, credit card or check at the door, please send the RSVP to Carol Matheis, at and make checks payable to "The Federalist Society. 

The Orange County Lawyer's Chapter of the Federalist Society welcomes all interested parties to our events, including non-lawyer members of the public. 

Photos from our July Luncheon with Ms. Asma Uddin

Chapter President Carol Matheis with Ms. Asma Uddin

Our speaker, Ms. Asma Uddin

MCLE Luncheon

Religious Liberties for Religious Minorities in America

MCLE Elimination of Bias Credit

Asma Uddin

Join us when our guest speaker, Ms. Asma Uddin, will address the issue of religious liberties for religious minorities.  Specifically, she will be discussing recent Supreme Court cases such as Holt v. Hobbs, in which the Supreme Court unanimously held that a prison policy that prevented a Muslim prisoner from growing a half-inch beard in accordance with his religious beliefs was unconstitutional, and EEOC v. Abercrombie, which dealt with the standard to prevail in a claim of disparate treatment for religious accommodation. She will also discuss recent cases involving accommodations for religious minorities serving in the U.S. military and at military universities. 

Asma Uddin is Director of Strategy at the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom. Prior to joining CIRF, she was Counsel at the The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, where she worked on both international and American religious liberty advocacy, including numerous high-profile cases litigated before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Ms. Uddin worked as a litigator at Morgan Lewis Bockius prior to her work at The Becket Fund.   Ms. Uddin holds a B.A. from the University of Miami and J.D. from the University of Chicago, where she served on Law Review.

She has served as an expert panelist for the Washington Post/Newsweek blog "On Faith," and as a contributor to Huffington Post Religion, CNN's Belief Blog, and Common Ground News. Her more scholarly work has been published in the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, Review of Faith & International Affairs, and the St. Thomas University Law Journal.  

When: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 pm (lunch)

Where Oliver's at the Equinox Sports Club Irvine, 1980 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614.  Telephone (949) 975-8400. 

Parking in the structure. BRING YOUR TICKET FOR VALIDATION.

Cost: $30 member/ $35 nonmember/ $20 students/judges for lunch and 1 hour of MCLE credit in fulfillment of elimination of BIAS requirement. (The Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE).

RSVP and Pay: To RSVP and pay by credit card, click the Buy Now button at the top right. To pay by credit card, cash, or check at the door, please send an RSVP to Carol Matheis, at by no later than COB July 27, and make checks payable to "The Federalist Society."  

We welcome members, nonmembers, attorneys and non-attorneys to our events.