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

Due Process and Moral Panic

MCLE CREDIT: ELIMINATION OF BIAS



The Federalist Society of Orange County is pleased to host renowned journalist James Taranto, of the Wall Street Journal, who will discuss "Due Process and Moral Panic".

Mr. Taranto, a member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board, has done extensive reporting on the conduct of administrative disciplinary proceedings governing allegations of sexual impropriety in U.S. institutions of higher education, including the military academies.  In the past several years, the federal Department of Education has politicized the matter of these proceedings, which are conducted in secret, by issuing directives attempting to prod institutions into conducting more of the investigations and hearings, or face federal funding cuts.  The military has its own justice system, and it has had its share of interference by the political class.

Mr. Taranto is the writer of a daily column, "Best of the Web Today," and also writes regularly for the American Spectator magazine. He has appeared as a commentator frequently on nationally broadcast news and political analysis programs.

Earn one hour of MCLE Credit in Elimination of Bias

When: Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 pm (lunch)
Where:  Oliver's at Equinox Sports Club Irvine, 1980 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614 (949) 975-8400. Please bring your parking ticket for validation.
Cost: $30 member/ $35 nonmember/ $20 student for lunch and 1 hour of MCLE credit in Elimination of Bias. (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 an RSVP to Carol Matheis, at OCFederalist@cox.net by no later than April 10th, and make checks payable to "The Federalist Society."