FINGERS CROSS-ED: THE ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE AFTER AMERICAN LEGION



 Jordan Lorence

As the fight over religious liberty rages on, find out which cause is prevailing after the Supreme Court’s recent holding in American Legion v. American Humanist Association, popularly known as the “Bladensburg Cross case,” concerning the Establishment Clause.  Jordan Lorence from Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a widely-respected expert on First Amendment matters, will discuss how the case came about, how it was argued and what its holding means for the future.  Sam Sedeghi, a member of our chapter board, will provide supplemental commentary about a Third Circuit case, Freedom From Religion Foundation v. County of Lehigh, whose holding was shaped by the American Legion result.

Jordan is currently senior counsel and director of strategic engagement with ADF, where he plays a key role with the Strategic Relations and Training Team.  He has argued cases in courts across the country, including the Supreme Court, and has made media appearances on television, radio and in print in numerous national outlets.  He earned a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and received a B.A. in journalism from Stanford University.

When: Thursday, January 16, 2020, 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 p.m. (lunch)

Where: First Floor Conference Room, 2040 Main Street, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA. Please get your parking ticket validated in the lobby before or after entering the venue.

Cost: $30/members, $35/non-members, $20/students, for lunch and 1 hour of MCLE credit (the Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE).

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The Life of a Supreme Court Counter-Clerk

Mark Campisano

Have you ever wondered what life is like for a Supreme Court Clerk? What about a clerk hired by a Justice with opposing views, a.k.a., a counter-clerk? Join us as we host Mark Campisano, former clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. as he shares some inside baseball with us. Mark will review the general qualifications for the position, how clerks are chosen, the work styles and interactions of several of the Justices, some anecdotes about life at the Court, as well as some noteworthy cases he worked on while there. 

Mark is currently a Vice President for tax matters at Pacific Life. Previously, he was head of tax for TIAA-CREF. He has worked in various other positions practicing tax law, including as in-house tax counsel at McKinsey and Company. He holds an A.B. from Harvard College, a M. Litt. From Oxford University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. 

EARN ONE HOUR OF MCLE CREDIT

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 p.m. (lunch) 

Where: First Floor Conference Room, 2040 Main Street, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA. Tel. (949) 760-0404. Please get your parking ticket validated in the lobby before or after entering the venue. 

Cost: $30/members, $35/nonmembers, $20/students, for lunch and 1 hour of MCLE credit (the Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE). 

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A Celebration of Constitution Day


EARN UP TO 4 HOURS MCLE:

The OC Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society and the Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence present

A CELEBRATION OF CONSTITUTION DAY
The Claremont Institute and Orange Federalist Society invite you to join us to celebrate Constitution Day with Dr. John C. Eastman and the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence.

We will commemorate the 232nd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with panel discussions addressing some of the most pressing threats to our constitutional system.

Our program will also feature a discussion with the recipient of this year’s Ronald Reagan Jurisprudence Award, Judge David Sentelle, Chief Judge of the of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, during a private luncheon.

AGENDA:

10:00am: Registration Opens
10:30am–10:45am: Opening Remarks
10:45am–12:15pm: Panel 1 – Discrimination Unbound: Harvard’s Perverse Affirmative Action and Multiculturalism
  • Ryan Williams President, Claremont Institute; Publisher, Claremont Review of Books 
  • Amy Wax Robert Mundheim Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School 
  • Additional Panelists/Moderators TBD 
12:30pm–1:45pm: Luncheon featuring Claremont’s 2019 Ronald Reagan Jurisprudence Award recipient, Judge David Sentelle
2:00pm–3:00pm: Panel 2 – Abortion and the Courts: The Existence of a Right to Life

  • Teresa Collett Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas (MN) 
  • David Forte Professor of Law, Cleveland State University 
  • Anthony T. Caso Director of the Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic, Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law (Moderator) 
  • Additional Panelists TBD 

3:15pm–4:15pm: Panel 3 The Supreme Court: Term Review and a Look to the Horizon
  • John Eastman Founding Director, Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence; Henry Salvatori Professor of Law and Community Service, Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law 
  • Michael M. Uhlmann Senior Fellow, Claremont Institute; Professor of Politics and Government, Claremont Graduate University 
  • Keith Carlson Founding Partner, Carlson & Jayakumar LLP; Member of the Board of Directors, Claremont Institute (Moderator) 
  • Additional Panelists TBD 
4:15pm–4:30pm: Closing Remarks
4:30pm–5:30pm: Cocktail Reception

EARN UP TO FOUR HOURS OF MCLE CREDIT
When: Saturday, September 14, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Where: Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, California 92866, Tel. (714) 628-2500.

Cost: $50, members/nonmembers, $10, students, for lunch and 4 hours of MCLE credit (the Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE).

RSVP and Pay: To RSVP and pay by credit card, navigate to www.claremont.org/cday. Please do not reply to this email to RSVP - please use the Claremont link.  Thanks!

We welcome all interested attorneys and non-attorneys to our events.