The Deep State: A By-Product of the Administrative State, Attempting to Affect the 2020 Census

Dr. John Baker

The Attorney General of the self-proclaimed Sanctuary State of California has sued the federal government for wanting to include a census question about whether one is a U.S. citizen or not. The 2020 census will query households about their occupants, ages, and national origins—but only South American and Asian nations, not African, European or other nations. It asks for names of the tribe, if Native American. The objection to the citizenship question appears misplaced, given the arbitrary questions regarding nation origin. This week, the Supreme Court weighed in, denying a motion to stay the deposition of high-level Trump administration personnel in connection with the suit.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. John Baker, Professor Emeritus of Law, and previously the Dale E. Bennett Professor of Law, at Louisiana State University Law School, will be here to discuss the Deep State, the Administrative State, the Sanctuary State and the census citizenship question issue. Dr. Baker is a Visiting Professor at Georgetown Law School and has been a Visiting Fellow at Oriel College, the University of Oxford (2012-2014). He was an adjunct Fellow at the Heritage Foundation (Spring, 2008) and a Distinguished Scholar at the Catholic University of America Law School (2011-12). He has also taught at Tulane Law School, George Mason Law School, Pepperdine Law School, New York Law School, Hong Kong University, and the University of Dallas, School of Management He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Lyon III (France) (1999-2011) and at the Universidad de los Andes, Chile, where he was a Fulbright Specialist in 2012. He has lectured at universities and research institutes in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Peru, Slovenia, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines, where he was a Fulbright Fellow (2006). 

Dr. 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. In addition to law review articles, book chapters, and textbooks, Dr. Baker has published a number of articles in The Wall St. Journal. He argues in federal court, including two oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court, and has taught courses for the Federalist Society on separation of powers with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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

Where: Oliver’s at Equinox Sports Club, 1980 Main Street, Irvine, CA. Tel (949) 975-8400. Please get your parking ticket validated in the lobby before entering the venue. 

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). 

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