October 1st marks the first day of the 2012 Supreme Court Term. Thus far the Court's docket includes major cases about affirmative action, international law and the alien tort statute, national security, criminal law, and others. Notable cases include Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, concerning a public university's use of race in undergraduate admissions decisions and the Equal Protection Clause; Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, about the application of the Alien Tort Statute to human rights abuses abroad, and whether the statute covers corporations; Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, regarding the right to challenge the constitutionality of a global terrorism wiretapping program; Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, concerning the proof that investors need to pursue a securities fraud claim by class-action lawsuit; and Florida v. Harris and Florida v. Jardines, about police use of a drug-sniffing dog to search the exterior of a private residence under the Fourth Amendment, and whether a dog's "alert" constitutes probable cause for search of a private vehicle. The Court is also likely to add other significant cases, including potentially a case filed by proponents of California's "Proposition 8" challenge, which now has a certiorari petition pending. In addition to these cases and others, the panelists discussed the current composition and the future of the Court, a particularly timely topic in light of the upcoming presidential election. Featuring: --Mr. Tom Goldstein, Founding Partner, Goldstein & Russell P.C. --Prof. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center --Ms. Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Judicial Crisis Network --Mr. Stuart Taylor, Contributing Editor, National Journal --Hon. Kenneth L. Wainstein, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft --Moderator: Mr. Pete Williams, NBC News Justice Correspondent --Introduction: Mr. Douglas R. Cox, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP National Press Club Washington, DC
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This lecture was presented on June 23, 2017 by Peter J. Wallison at the Institute of World Politics. Mr. Wallison discussed his new book entitled "Hidden in Plain Sight: What Really Caused the World's Worst Financial Crisis and Why It Could Happen Again." ABOUT THIS SPEAKER Peter J. Wallison holds the Arthur F. Burns Chair in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and is co-director of AEI's program on Financial Policy Studies. Prior to joining AEI, he practiced banking, corporate and financial law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C., and New York. Mr. Wallison has held a number of government positions. From June 1981 to January 1985, he was General Counsel of the United States Treasury Department, where he had a significant role in the development of the Reagan Administration's proposals for deregulation in the financial services industry. During 1986 and 1987, Mr. Wallison was White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan, and between 1972 and 1976, he served first as Special Assistant to New York's Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller and, subsequently, as counsel to Mr. Rockefeller as vice president of the United States. Mr. Wallison was admitted to practice before the courts of New York and the District of Columbia, and is retired from practice in New York. He continues to be a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College in 1963 and law degree from Harvard Law School in 1966. Mr. Wallison is the author of Ronald Reagan: The Power of Conviction and the Success of His Presidency, published in December 2002 by Westview Press. On financial or regulatory matters, he is the author of Back From the Brink, a proposal for a private deposit insurance system, and co-author of Nationalizing Mortgage Risk: The Growth of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; The GAAP Gap: Corporate Disclosure in the Internet Age; and Competitive Equity: A Better Way to Organize Mutual Funds, all of which were published by AEI. He is also the editor of Optional Federal Chartering and Regulation of Insurance Companies, and Serving Two Masters, Yet Out of Control: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, also published by AEI. On campaign finance, he is the author (with Joel Gora) of Better Parties, Better Government, (AEI Press 2009) and Bad History, Worse Policy: How a False Narrative about the Financial Crisis Led to the Dodd-Frank Act (AEI Press 2013) . His most recent book is Hidden In Plain Sight: What Caused the World's Worst Financial Crisis and Why it Could Happen Again (Encounter Books 2015). He is currently working on a book on the administrative state. He testifies frequently before committees of Congress, and is a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal and other print and online journals. He has also been a speaker at many conferences on financial services, housing, the causes of the financial crisis, the Dodd-Frank Act, accounting, and corporate governance, and was a member of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee between 1995 and 2015. He is also a member the Council on Foreign Relations, the SEC Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting (2008), co-Chair of the Pew Financial Reform Task Force (2009), and a member of the congressionally- appointed Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (2009-2011). In May 2011, for his work in financial policy, Mr. Wallison received an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from the University of Colorado.
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On September 19, 2017, leading Supreme Court practitioners discussed the most significant cases on the argument docket for the upcoming Supreme Court 2017 term. Featured highlights include President Trump’s travel ban, partisan gerrymandering, and a baker’s First Amendment objections to anti-discrimination protections for gay customers. Watch for a look at the arguments to be made, what's at stake, and how a fully-seated court may rule. CASES Trump v. Hawaii (1:03) Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado (39:20) Gill v. Whitford (1:13:07) Carpenter v. United States (1:48:02) Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association and N.J. Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Assoc. v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (1:54:55) PANELISTS Irv Gornstein, Executive Director, Supreme Court Institute at Georgetown Law (Moderator) Paul D. Clement, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Martin S. Lederman, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center Kannon K. Shanmugam, Williams & Connolly LLP Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Helgi C. Walker, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) criticized the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to strike down President Trump’s travel ban and the 4th Circuit's decision to uphold Maryland's ban against assault weapons, in remarks at CPAC on Thursday. Photo: Getty. Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/
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On Tuesday, March 13, just two weeks before the United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, The California Endowment, 89.3 KPCC and many of California's most distinguished law schools brought together a bipartisan mix of renowned legal minds and policy experts to hear and argue the case that will decide the health status of millions. The moot court event offered an exclusive look into the highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court case Department of Health and Human Services v. State of Florida by specifically examining the lawfulness of the Affordable Care Act's minimum coverage requirement. Two of the nation's preeminent appellate litigators argued the case: California Endowment counsel Kathleen M. Sullivan, partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP and Former Dean of Stanford Law, will argue for its constitutionality opposite Theodore Boutrous, partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP. Learn more: www.calendow.org/acamootcourt
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The Washington, DC Lawyers Chapter presents its Annual Supreme Court Round Up at the National Press Club on Thursday, July 13, 2017, featuring Miguel Estrada. As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.
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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison LLP received the Pro-Bono Award at the 2013 Safe Haven Awards, accepted on their behalf by Eric Alan Stone. Paul, Weiss served as the pro-bono counsel in Blesch v. Holder, Immigration Equality's landmark impact litigation case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act; led by Eric Alan Stone, the Blesch team also engaged in extensive legal strategy and planning on other DOMA-related work. In addition, Paul, Weiss took on six new asylum matters in 2012, demonstrating their exceptional dedication towards Immigration Equality's fight for LGBTQ rights in American immigration law.
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Maynard and Ethel Toll - Oral History Interview for the California Social Welfare Archives (CSWA) Interview by Kay Bixby, with Frances Feldman, PhD Interview Date:8/4/1987 An interview with Maynard and Ehtel Toll as they discuss family and children social welfare organizations and the importance of informed volunteers in the field.
Join Sotheby’s Institute of Art - Los Angeles and The Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University for a Women in Leadership Forum celebrating Fundraising for the Arts. Panelists in this forum include Jane Deknatel (Executive Director, The Broad Stage) Katharine DeShaw (Managing Director of Advancement and External Relations, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures) and Susan Reardon (Director of Gift Planning, Los Angeles Philharmonic). Moderated by Sarah Smith Orr.
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