Prof. Anthony Caso speaking on Overturning McCain-Feingold and Freeing Campaign Speech

When: Wednesday, September 23, 11:45am
Where: McCormick & Schmick's Restaurant, 2000 Main Street, Irvine (949) 756-0505
Cost: $30 for Buffet Lunch and one hour MCLE credit. See reservation and payment details below. The Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE

In an extraordinary session on September 8, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Citizens United v. FEC. At issue, according to Scotusblog writer Lyle Denniston, is whether "the Court was ready to overturn two of its precedents -- one from 1990, the other from 2003 -- upholding such limitations" on congressional restrictions of corporate influence in campagins for the Presidency and Congress. Also see an op-ed by Ted Olson, who argued the case for Citizens United and hopes for a possible "free speech do-over."

In recognition of Constitution Day, Prof. Anthony Caso will address the corporate campaign speech issues presented in the recently argued Supreme Court case: Citizens United v. FEC. Prof. Caso submitted an amicus brief in the Citizens United case on behalf of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence.

We will also feature special guest, Judge James Rogan

Prof. Anthony T. Caso earned his J.D. from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and M.B.A. from Golden Gate University. For nearly 30 years, Professor Caso held a variety of positions at Pacific Legal Foundation, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel. Presently, Professor Caso is a solo practitioner at the Law Office of Anthony T. Caso in Sacramento, California, where he practices appellate litigation with a concentration on complex statutory and constitutional issues. Professor Caso's litigation experience includes successful cases at every level of the state and federal court system, including the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. Professor Caso is also an Adjunct Professor of State Constitutional Law at McGeorge School of Law and an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, College of Professional Studies. Since 2001, Professor Caso has served as a Master of the Bench for the Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court and is active in the Federalist Society Free Speech and Election Law Practice Group, Federalist Society of Sacramento, and the Boy Scouts of America. Professor Caso has also given presentations in front of the Federal Bar Association and the Milton Schwartz American Inn of Court.

Guest: Judge James Rogan: Prior to his original appointment to the bench by Governor Deukmejian in 1990, Judge Rogan was a gang murder prosecutor in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office; California Lawyer Magazine named him as one of the state's most effective prosecutors. After he resigned from the bench in 1994, Judge Rogan won election to the California State Assembly, where he later served as majority leader. Elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1996, he was Assistant Majority Whip. A member of both the House Commerce Committee and the House Judiciary Committee, Judge Rogan was one of the lead prosecutors in the United States Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton in 1998-1999. Judge Rogan later served as U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and as Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Judge Rogan returned to private law practice in 2004; in 2006 Governor Schwarzenegger appointed him to the Superior Court of California. In 2007 President Bush nominated him to be a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California; his nomination is pending currently before the United States Senate. Judge Rogan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law, where he served on the UCLA Law Review. His memoir, "
Rough Edges," was published by Harper Collins in 2004. COURSES TAUGHT: Trial Practice; Criminal Procedure/Adjudicative Process

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