Monday, September 14, 2009

New Media & The Law Event at GULC

On Wednesday, September 23, the Georgetown Federalist Society will be hosting a panel event on New Media & The Law at 7 PM in Hart Auditorium.

The panel will feature David Lat from Above the Law, Tony Mauro from the National Law Journal, and Matt Welch from Reason Magazine. Eileen O’Connor, adjunct professor at Georgetown and former reporter and bureau chief at CNN, will moderate.

The event will be followed by a reception.

Come one, come all!

The Federalists were a Bunch of Old White Guys, The Federalist Society is Not

Georgetown Federalist Society President Eka Akpakip has submitted an article about the Society to the Georgetown Law Weekly. Text of the article can be found below the fold...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Professor Nicholas Rosenkranz to Testify re: Sotomayor

Be sure to tune in to the Sotomayor hearings this Thursday. Georgetown Federalist Society faculty adviser Professor Nicholas Rosenkranz will be testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the role of a judge.

For more information about Professor Rosenkranz, take a look at his bio here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ninth Circuit Says Second Amendment Incorporated

A few days ago, and shortly after visiting our chapter to discuss the prospect of splitting the Ninth Circuit, Judge O'Scannlain authored an opinion holding that the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right "deeply rooted in this Nation's history and tradition," (quoting Moore v. City of East Cleveland) and thus incorporated against the states through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

The full decision is here:

Monday, March 30, 2009

This Week's Events

Join us Wednesday, April 1 at noon, in McDonough 141 for a discussion on splitting the Ninth Circuit with Judge O'Scannlain. Food will be served, and the Judge will take questions.

Then join us Thursday, April 2 at 3:30, in McDonogh 202 for a debate entitled "Is Stare Decisis Unconstitutional?" The debate will feature Professor Michael Stokes Pausel of the University of St. Thomas and Professor Louis Seidman of Georgetown University Law Center.

Hope to see you all there.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

We're back

After 19 months in a coma, the Georgetown Federalist Society blog has awoken. We hope that it will become a forum for our members to discuss events and topics of interest. Details on how to participate to follow. Check your e-mail.