The Supreme Court on Same Sex Marriage: Time to Amend the Constitution?

You are cordially invited to an MCLE Luncheon hosted by the
Orange County Federalist Society 
Featuring
Preeminent Constitutional Scholars 

John Yoo and John Eastman


Both Professors John Yoo and John Eastman were law clerks for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and both share many opinions on law and public policy, but in this program, their divergent views on the landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges will be tackled.   Obergefell v. Hodges is the June 2015 Supreme Court decision that extended the 14th Amendment to find a fundamental right to marry for persons of the same sex.

Prof. John Yoo is the Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law at the University of California Berkeley Law School.  Professor Yoo is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and has been a visiting professor at Chapman Law School, the University of Chicago, and the Free University of Amsterdam, and he held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of Trento. From 2001-03, served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on issues involving foreign affairs, national security and the separation of powers.

Dr. John C. Eastman is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University Fowler School of Law, and also served as the School's Dean from June 2007 to January 2010, when he stepped down to pursue a bid for California Attorney General. He is the Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, a public interest law firm affiliated with the Claremont Institute, and Chairman of the National Organization for Marriage.

When: Thursday, August 13th, 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 in 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, please use the Buy Now button on the top right of this page.  To pay by credit card, cash, or check at the door, please send an RSVP to Carol Matheis by email at OCFederalist@cox.net by no later than August 12th.  Please make checks payable to "The Federalist Society."

The Federalization of Crime

The Orange County Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society Presents


"THE FEDERALIZATION OF CRIME"


The regulatory state is rendering unrealistic the presumption that a responsible citizen should be presumed to have knowledge of the law.  There are an estimated 4,500 federal criminal statutes-- and innumerable regulations backed by criminal penalties that include incarceration. 

Please join the Orange County Federalist Society on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 when Dr. John Baker will discuss the burgeoning problem of the federalization of crime.

Dr. Baker is a Visiting Professor at Georgetown Law School. He is also Professor Emeritus of Law, and previously the Dale E. Bennett Professor of Law, at Louisiana State University Law School.  Recently a Visiting Fellow at Oriel College, the University of Oxford (2012-14), Dr. Baker  teaches courses for the Federalist Society on separation of powers with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. 

In addition to law review articles and book chapters, Dr. Baker’s academic publications include: Hall's Criminal Law: Cases and Materials (with Benson, Force and George; 5th ed. Michie, 1993) and An Introduction to the Law of the United States (ed. with Levasseur; University Press of America, 1992). 

Professor Baker received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Dallas. He also earned a Ph.D. in Political thought from the University of London.

When: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 pm (lunch)

Where: First Floor Conference Center, 2040 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614 (949) 760-0404

Cost: $30 members ($35 nonmembers/$20 students/$20 judges) for lunch and 1 hour of MCLE credit. (The Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE). Please bring your parking ticket for validation.

RSVP and Pay: To RSVP and pay by credit card, click the Buy Now button. To pay by credit card, cash, or check at the door, please send an RSVP to Carol Matheis, at OCFederalist@cox.net by no later than Monday, May 11th, and make checks payable to "The Federalist Society."  

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

IMMIGRATION: FORGING AN AMERICAN SOLUTION

THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY OF ORANGE COUNTY 
invites you to an MCLE Luncheon presented by 

CLINT BOLICK 
on

IMMIGRATION: FORGING AN AMERICAN SOLUTION


Please join the Orange County Federalist Society on Thursday, April 16th to hear Goldwater Institute vice-president Clint Bolick, who has written a book with probable Presidential candidate Gov. Jeb Bush on the subject, discuss potential benefits and pitfalls of a legislative solution to the immigration issues facing the U.S. 

Mr. Bolick has argued and won cases in the United States Supreme Court, the Arizona Supreme Court, and state and federal courts from coast to coast. He has won landmark precedents defending school choice, freedom of enterprise, and private property rights and challenging corporate subsidies and racial classifications. Before joining the Goldwater Institute in 2007, Bolick was co-founder of the Institute for Justice and later served as president of the Alliance for School Choice.

In 2003, American Lawyer recognized Mr. Bolick as one of three lawyers of the year for his successful defense of school choice programs, culminating in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris in the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2009, Legal Times named Mr. Bolick one of the “90 Greatest D.C. Lawyers in the Past 30 Years.” Mr. Bolick received one of the freedom movement’s most prestigious awards, the Bradley Prize, in 2006 for advancing the values of democratic capitalism.

He is the author of several books, most recently Immigration: Forging an American Solution (2013), with Gov. Jeb Bush.  He is also the author of Two-Fer: Electing a President and a Supreme Court (Hoover Institution Press, 2012), Death Grip: Loosening the Law’s Stranglehold over Economic Liberty (Hoover Institution Press, 2011) and David’s Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary (2007). Other publications include Leviathan: The Growth of Local Government and the Erosion of Liberty (Hoover Institution Press, 2004) and Voucher Wars: Waging the Legal Battle over School Choice (2003).

When: Thursday, April 16, 2015, 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 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. To pay by credit card, cash, or check at the door, please send an RSVP to Carol Matheis, at OCFederalist@cox.net by no later than April 15th, and make checks payable to "The Federalist Society."  

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