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He was also the vice president of Yale's chapter of the Federalist Society. Founded in 1982, the Federalist Society "is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order," according to its website, and many of Trump's judicial picks, including the Supreme Court Justice ...
Rancor between candidates was on full display Saturday during a forum held by The Federalist Society, one of nation's most influential organizations ... The Federalist Society initially gave each of the four GOP candidates and Torrens a chance to introduce themselves and explain differences on issues.

Court allows Pennsylvania to redraw GOP-favored district map · Associated Press Monday, February 05, 2018. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito speaks at the Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention in Washington, ...
Five candidates showed up at the Federalist Society's annual conference in Orlando on Saturday, but the event didn't catch fire until the candidates were finally allowed to start asking questions of each other. Former circuit judge Ashley Moody bristled at a 2nd Amendment rights question asked of her by ...
And Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society, has become a staple of Washington with an expansive network in the legal world. ... Appeals for the District Of Columbia Circuit who Trump added in November to his list of Supreme Court contenders, as well as the Federalist Society's top officials.

Milwaukee -- Three candidates are vying for a seat on Wisconsin's Supreme Court after Justice Michael Gabelman chose not to seek a second term. Candidates Judge Michael Screnock, Judge Rebecca Dallet and Attorney Tim Burns battled it out during a forum hosted by the Federalist Society Monday, ...
Jacksonville Bar Association member luncheon with keynote speaker Mark Lanterman, principal of Computer Forensic Services, who will talk about digital evidence. The meeting begins at noon at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.
He has pursued an aggressive deregulation agenda; the tax cut bill he signed (which included drastic reductions in corporate taxes) could have been pursued by just about any Republican president; his judicial picks led by Justice Neil Gorsuch have come straight from the Federalist Society crowd; he's ...
Meawhile, Trump has largely turned the judicial selection process over to the conservative Federalist Society, which has generated a record-setting rate of appointments, including selection of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, but also produced problematic nominees who have withdrawn on the advice ...
This White House may not have even the vaguest clue what it's policy is from minute to minute, but it's laser-focused on packing the federal courts with ideologues from the Federalist Society vaults. Sure they've suffered a few setbacks, with unqualified ghost hunters and wackos with Satan fetishes, but ...
"Chairman Grassley does not get enough credit for his work on this," McGahn told the Federalist Society. The previous day, Grassley had announced he would relax the committee's "blue slip" tradition -- where a home-state senator needs to sign off on a blue piece of paper before the committee moves ...
A member of the conservative Federalist Society, Duncan also served as the attorney for a Virginia school board that sought to block a transgender high schooler from using the bathroom of his choice and defended the North Carolina General Assembly from a challenge to HB2, a controversial state law that ...
He also handed over virtually all of the vetting and wrangling of judicial nominees to the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society, groups that have openly sought to render the federal bench--in the words of Leonard Leo, the executive vice president of the Federalist Society--"unrecognizable.
The Federalist Society was founded in 1982 to advance a stringently conservative theory of law and politics. Its central ... To secure the allegiance of conservatives, he guaranteed that his judicial nominees would "all [be] picked by the Federalist Society" -- beginning with a list of 21 potential Supreme Court ...
Because he is creating the politicized judiciary they crave - a dream team of right-wing enablers committed to advancing conservative ideology and corporate interests. If they resemble the roster of a men's club dominated by privileged white males with the sensibilities to match, that is no coincidence.
Many of Trump's nominees have ties to the Federalist Society, a group of conservative and Libertarian lawyers who consider themselves originalists -- of the belief that the Constitution's meaning doesn't change over time. The group, which positions itself as a counterweight in a legal profession that is ...

Ryan Owens, a UW-Madison Law school professor who specializes in judicial issues and is a member of the conservative-leaning Federalist Society, said the U.S. Supreme Court in 2002 decided it was permissible for judicial candidates to make their positions known. "The data are unclear on the ...
The comments were made during a teleforum hosted by the Federalist Society. On the whole, Gray was skeptical that the cases would accomplish much at all in court because of flaws in the legal arguments used. "It is still a PR effort more than a legal one," he said of de Blasio's announcement. The most ...
Mr McGahn told a Federalist Society gathering in November that the administration wanted to nominate "strong and smart judges…committed originalists and textualists [who] possess the fortitude to enforce the rule of law". Mr Trump's nominees, he crowed, "all have paper trails…there is nothing unknown ...
Federalist Society Documents 'American Spirit' of U.S. Distilling · Richard Morrison • January 5, 2018. twitter · facebook · Google+ · Print · E-Mail. Our friends at the Federalist Society have a great new short film out about the history of alcohol regulation, from the last days of Prohibition to the new profusion of craft distilleries ...
SUAREZ: The Federalist Society, which you're a contributor to, has reportedly suggested and vetted nominees for the administration. Would you stand by Matthew Petersen at this point? ADLER: I certainly have a lot of concerns. I should say my understanding is that the White House has been most ...
Torrens' attendance as the lone Democrat should be interesting because even though the Federalist Society is non-partisan, it is one of the nation's most influential conservative and Libertarian legal organizations. While the four Republicans on the stage will like voice opinions that are relatively similar, ...
It now looks like a time when McConnell began to taste victory in the long game the GOP has been playing for years with regard to federal courts: grooming young, ultra-conservative lawyers; embedding them in influential networks, largely via the Federalist Society; and waiting for the stars to align to seed ...
He has relied heavily on the input of Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organisation, and White House counsel Donald McGahn, a Federalist Society member. Indeed, McGahn had a list of nominees ready to go weeks before Trump took office. "They hit the ...
Grassley has gaveled in the hearings and infuriated Democrats by holding hearings with multiple nominees. And the conservative Federalist Society has suggested and vetted nominees, as well as rallied the judicial conservative base to change the status quo. "The Senate made history 2day by confirming ...
Roughly 25 years after its inception, the Federalist Society is now a national organization that holds large amounts of sway in the process of appointing conservative lawyers to high-profile political positions. The Federalist Society advocates for individual freedoms and traditional values in all dimensions of the legal arena.
The chairman of the Federalist Society is proposing a radical transformation of the judicial system involving the massive expansion of permanent federal judgeships that will be filled by Trumpist appointees. The Federalist Society's purpose is to impose legal principles more in line with corporate and ...
A push by the co-founder of a leading right-leaning legal group helping President Trump fill federal courts has outraged like-minded judges, prompting one judge to say the co-founder should "stop pulling imaginary stuff from his butt." Federalist Society co-founder Steven Calabresi, a Northwestern law ...
At the Federalist Society, Gorsuch recognized the improbable turn of events that led him from an appellate judgeship in his native Colorado to ...
The Trump administration last week refreshed its list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court, just in time for remarks by White House counsel Don McGahn to a lawyer's convention of the Federalist Society. There is no vacancy on the court. The oldest justice, 84-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who ...
It's about the powerful conservative legal group, the Federalist Society, with a breathtaking court-packing idea. They would create dozens of new district and appellate level federal courtships -- to be filled at lightning pace by the compliant Senate of course -- to counteract any remaining tendencies on the ...
In a memo to Congress, the founder and board chair of America's most influential conservative legal society proposed a massive court-packing plan that would enable President Donald Trump to fill the judiciary with hundreds of new judges. The memo, co-authored by law professor and Federalist Society ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions opened a speech at a Federalist Society gathering Friday by asking the audience if there were "any Russians" ...
Last year in 2016, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito spoke at the Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention in Washington, D.C. This ...
Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society, is a White ... to be interviewed for this story, as did other Federalist Society staff ...
Justice Neil Gorsuch tested out his comedic skills Thursday night in a speech before the conservative-leaning Federalist Society. The newest ...
... two of them were part of a small group who gathered on the campus of Cornell University for a Federalist Society meeting in the fall of 1988.
... of Paladin strategies, a business consulting firm. At Harvard Law school, she was active in a chapter of the Federalist Society, a conservative ...
Liberals have accused Mr. Trump of outsourcing his nominations process to the Federalist Society. But two administration officials argued that ...
But they also want to remake the federal judiciary, and as long as Trump keeps sending them Federalist Society nominees they're not likely to ...
He is a longtime member of the Federalist Society, a right-wing legal organization whose members believe in an "originalist" approach to the ...
"We're going to have great judges, conservative, all picked by the Federalist Society," Trump promised during a June 2016 interview on ...
A member of the conservative Federalist Society, Talley told senators in written responses to questions posed to him after his nomination ...
Ken Davis is a former deputy attorney general for the Virginia commonwealth. Hillsdale's Federalist Society invited Davis to Hillsdale College ...
Just as Lindsey Johnson, president of the school's Federalist Society, said the event was intended as a "platform to hear from opposing sides," ...
Joan Larsen of Michigan, also on the Heritage Foundation/Federalist Society list, is up for a seat on the Sixth Circuit. Currently a justice on the ...
A member of the conservative Federalist Society, Eid was on Trump's short list of potential nominees to the vacant seat on the Supreme Court.
Leo's roster of 21 judges and lawyers that he believes should fill any open Supreme Court seats all have strong ties to the Federalist Society, ...
This week, the president of Texas Southern University intervened to shut down a Federalist Society event featuring Republican state Rep.


 

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