Brett Kavanaugh, Religious Liberty, and the Administrative State

Sarah Pitlyk
On Tuesday, September 4, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate will hold hearings on the confirmation of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Join us in this timely presentation as Sarah Pitlyk, Special Counsel to the Thomas More Society and former law clerk to Judge Kavanaugh, discusses his jurisprudence in the area of religious liberty and the administrative state.

Sarah Pitlyk joined the Thomas More Society as Special Counsel after practicing for several years at a civil litigation boutique in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to contract, employment, and tax disputes, Sarah’s litigation experience includes an embryo custody appeal and amicus briefs in several landmark pro-life and religious liberty cases. Since joining TMS, she has been working on an open records law appeal in the Ninth Circuit and on challenging St. Louis’s unconstitutional “abortion sanctuary city” ordinance. Before moving to St. Louis in 2012, Sarah practiced food and drug regulatory law for three years at a large Washington, DC, law firm. From 2010 to 2011, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Sarah received her J.D. from Yale Law School after earning a master’s degree in Philosophy from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Applied Biomedical Ethics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar. In addition to practicing law, Sarah has taught philosophy and bioethics at the university level. She graduated summa cum laude from Boston College.

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When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 p.m. (lunch)

Where: First Floor Conference Center, 2040 Main Street, First Floor, Irvine, Tel. (949) 760-0404. Bring your parking ticket to the luncheon for validation. Validate at the desk in the lobby before or after the luncheon.

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).

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 an RSVP to Carol Matheis, at OCFederalist@cox.net and make checks payable to "The Federalist Society." 

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The Lives of the Constitution with Book Author Joseph Tartakovsky




Here are some photos from our luncheon.  Our speaker Joseph Tartakovsky talking to attendees and our chapter President Carol Matheis

Please join the Orange County Chapter of the Federalist Society for a special discussion of The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America's Supreme Law with author Joseph Tartakovsky.


About the Book

In his first book, Joseph Tartakovsky tells the epic and unexpected story of our Constitution through the eyes of ten extraordinary individuals—some renowned, like Alexander Hamilton and Woodrow Wilson, and some forgotten, like James Wilson and Ida B. Wells-Barnett.

Tartakovsky brings to life their struggles over our supreme law from its origins in revolutionary America to the era of Obama and Trump. Sweeping from settings as diverse as Gold Rush California to the halls of Congress, and crowded with a vivid Dickensian cast, Tartakovsky shows how America’s unique constitutional culture grapples with questions like democracy, racial and sexual equality, free speech, economic liberty, and the role of government.

Advance copies will be available for purchase.





About the Author

Joseph Tartakovsky is the James Wilson Fellow in Constitutional Law at the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy and the former Deputy Solicitor General of Nevada. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times, among other publications. As a lawyer, he has served as a white-collar criminal litigator at an international law firm and as a law clerk to a federal appellate judge.

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When: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 p.m. (lunch)

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

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).

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 an RSVP to Carol Matheis, at OCFederalist@cox.net and make checks payable to "The Federalist Society." 

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A Unified Theory of Liberalism

Evan Sayet
California has been suffering largely under one party rule for decades, and its policies and laws have reached a nadir of failure. Despite having the 6th largest economy in the world, thanks largely to the fact that 3 out of 4 major technology companies have their headquarters here, California has the highest poverty rate in the country. Quality of life surveys consistently rate California low for housing, crime and K-12 educational attainment.

In October, Governor Jerry Brown signed “Sanctuary State” legislation, placing sharp limits on how local law enforcement and governments can comply with federal immigration statutes, and also imposing criminal sanctions on private employers for such cooperation with federal authorities, and in fact, imposing a requirement to warn employees of known imminent federal immigration enforcement activities. Such is the height of absurdity reached by the policies imposed on the State of California by its powers that be. In March, the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against the state with regard to the Sanctuary State statutes.

We are very pleased to announce that Evan Sayet, a nationally known writer, political commentator and comedian, will be joining us to discuss his “Unified Theory of Liberalism” as applied to California, its laws and policies. Evan’s writing has been published in Townhall, Brietbart, American Thinker, Front Page and Human Events, where he was a bi-weekly columnist. He has appeared numerous times on CBS, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, BBC and other national and international networks to discuss the issues of the day. Evan worked as a speechwriter for the Trump campaign, and as a policy advisor for Ted Cruz’ presidential and Senate campaigns. He has been a panelist and speaker at many Heritage Foundation and CPAC events. Many of his writings and speeches are among the most-read and shared items for their respective publishers.

Evan’s history is in the entertainment industry where he has written and/or produced a pair of award-winning documentaries, several full-length screenplays and numerous television programs from The Arsenio Hall Show to Politically Incorrect. He is the creator of “Right to Laugh – A Night of Conservative Comedy” and the star and Executive Producer of the Amazon Prime concert video “Evan Sayet: A Deplorable Mind,” as well as author of the best seller, “The KinderGarden of Eden: How The Modern Liberal Thinks.” Evan attended the University of Rochester, where he majored in English and Political Science.

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When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 p.m. (lunch)

Where: Oliver Café at Equinox Sports Club, 1980 Main Street, Irvine, Tel. (949) 251-6363. Bring your parking ticket to the front desk of the club for validation after the event.

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).

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 an RSVP to Carol Matheis, at OCFederalist@cox.net and make checks payable to "The Federalist Society." 

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