Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Department

JOIN US AS WE KICK OFF OUR FALL SPEAKER SERIES WITH
JOHN FUND
"Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Department"

 John Fund


The Federalist Society of Orange County is honored to have preeminent author and National Review columnist, John Fund, join us on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, to speak to us about his latest investigative look inside the country's largest law enforcement agency.  When questioned by congressional committees on sensitive issues like the ATF "gun walking" scandal or the surveillance of Fox News' reporter James Rosen, the attorney general either claimed ignorance or denied specific knowledge. When it was later revealed that Holder had personally signed off on the Rosen investigation, despite his explicit denials, indignant calls were heard across the political spectrum for his resignation. He became the first attorney general in history to be held in contempt by the House of Representatives over the "Fast and Furious" operation that killed a border patrol agent and numerous Mexican citizens. Yet Holder remained in his job, and it is clear that he has President Obama's full support.
In addition to monitoring reporters' phone records, Mr. Fund's work discusses the involvement of DOJ lawyers in instigating Operation Fast and Furious, ignoring the deliberate leaking of classified documents by the White House to favored reporters, the funneling of taxpayer funds to political allies through collusive settlements, the IRS abuses, and much more.
John Fund is a nationally recognized columnist for National Review. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Esquire, the New Republic, and USA Today. He has written several books that touch on Justice Department issues, including Stealing Elections and Cleaning House
When: Wednesday, September 10, 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 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 PARKING TICKET FOR VALIDATION.

Cost: $30 member/ $35 nonmember/ $20 students/judges 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 credit card, cash, or check at the door, please send the RSVP to Carol Matheis, at OCFederalist@cox.net by no later than September 9th, and make checks payable to "The Federalist Society."  We welcome members, nonmembers, attorneys and non-attorneys to our events.

The Next Supreme Court Issue: Carrying Handguns?


You are cordially invited to join the
Orange County Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society as we host

ALAN GURA


Please join us on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 for a special presentation by Mr. Alan Gura, as he addresses recent cases that have been working their way through the Ninth Circuit voiding restrictions by municipalities and counties on the right to bear concealed weapons outside the home.  Specifically, in San Diego and Yolo Counties, such restrictions have been overturned, placing those rulings in direct conflict with holdings in other jurisdictions throughout the country.  
In 2013, the National Law Journal named Mr. Gura one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America.  Mr. Gura, an expert on Second Amendment issues, has argued two major Second Amendment precedents before the Supreme Court, District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), and McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010). Prior to founding his firm, Gura and Possessky, Alan served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California, as Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and as a litigation associate for the Washington offices of Sidley Austin. Alan began his career clerking for U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle, in the Eastern District of North Carolina. 
When: Tuesday, June 10, 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; please bring your parking ticket for validation.

Cost: $30 member/ $35 nonmember/ $20 students/judges 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 credit card, cash, or check at the door, please send the RSVP to Carol Matheis, at OCFederalist@cox.net by no later than June 9th, and make checks payable to "The Federalist Society."

An Update on the Legal Challenges to the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare)

The Federalist Society of Orange is honored to have Professor Josh Blackman join us on  Wednesday, May 7th.  Professor Blackman will deliver:

 AN UPDATE ON THE LEGAL CHALLENGES TO THE
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (A.K.A. OBAMACARE)


There are approximately 91 cases still pending challenging various aspects of the Affordable Care Act.  Arguments in the case of HobbyLobby v. Sibelius were just heard in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has issued an injunction in the case of LittleSisters of the Poor v. Sibelius. Halbig v. Sibelius, another important challenge, is pending in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. On May 7th, we will hear Professor Josh Blackman review the status of these cases questioning the constitutionality of many aspects of this troubled statute.
Josh is an Assistant Professor of Law at the South Texas College of Law who specializes in constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, and the intersection of law and technology. He is the author of Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to ObamacareJosh is also the founder and President of the Harlan Institute, and of FantasySCOTUS.net, the Internet’s Premier Supreme Court Fantasy League.  Josh clerked for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and for the Honorable Kim R. Gibson on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the George Mason University of Law.
When:  Wednesday, May 7, 2014 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. Please bring your parking ticket for validation.

Cost: $30 member/ $35 nonmember/ $20 students/judges 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 credit card, cash, or check at the door, please send the RSVP to Carol Matheis, at  OCFederalist@cox.net by no later than May 6th, and make checks payable to "The Federalist Society."