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."



Drones & the NSA Spying Program

On Saturday, April 12 at 9 a.m. there will be a 6 MCLE credit Symposium on the NSA spying program and predator drone strikes. The event is taking place at Western State College of Law in Orange County and the keynote speaker is Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.
The Symposium is hosted by the Western State Law Review and provides a great opportunity to earn 6 MCLE credits while listening and interacting with notable experts on national security issues.
The cost is $125 for MCLE, $35 for non-MCLE.  Lunch will be served. Register soon as space is limited.  If you have any questions, please contact Sabrina Narain sabrina.narain@gmail.com.
SIGN UP HERE: http://www.wsulawreview.org/symposium/sign-up