Sunday, October 31, 2010

From Where Should Judges Come?

David Rivkin is angry with Sandra Day O'Connor because of her support (and campaign telephone calls) for "merit" selection for judges. Rivkin's objections were in the WSJ on Friday. The Washington Times had an editorial on the same subject here. From the Times:
This week, the retired justice was exposed for having recorded political robo-calls pushing a constitutional amendment in Nevada for state judges to be appointed by governors rather than elected by citizens. She claims she never gave permission for her recording to be used for robo-calls, but she recorded not just a voice message but also a video for a political group dedicated solely to passing this amendment - a group she leads as "honorary chairwoman."

Friday, October 29, 2010

Immigration Law Panel November 3rd.

The Georgetown Federalist Society is co-sponsoring an Immigration Law Panel on November 3rd from 12:30-2 in McD 437. The panel will feature:

Mark Krikorian of The Center for Immigration Studies
Marc Rosenblum of Migration Policy Institute
Michael Hethmon of Immigration Reform Law Institute
Liz McGrail of CAIR Coalition

The panel will be moderated by Peter Asaad, immigration law professor at American University. 

Clear your schedule for this great event and come hear both sides of the important issue. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

T-Shirts on Sale, Thursday October 28 12-3

In order to meet rising demand, we will be selling the rest of our t-shirts at the tables outside the McDonough Hall Chapel (conveniently located near the ATMs) on Thursday, October 28 from 12-3. The shirts are $10 cash each. Be sure to get one before it is too late.

Should US Courts Ignore International Law? October 28

BYU Law Professor David Moore
Our next event is this Thursday, October 28 from 12-1 in McD 202. Professor David Moore from BYU Law will address the question "Should U.S. Courts Ignore International Law." Please come by for free lunch, free drinks, and an interesting presentation.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Volunteer For National Lawyers Convention

The National Office needs 100 volunteers to help run the National Lawyers Convention from November 18 - 20. Selected volunteers are allowed to attend most of the convention for free. All the information you need to register is here. You must be a dues paying student member of the Federalist Society ($5) to volunteer so make sure you register before signing up to volunteer.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

CATO event: James Madison Rules America

Cato book forum on William F. Connelly Jr.'s new book, James Madison Rules America: The Constitutional Origins of Congressional Partnership.

Critics argue that Congress has become the "broken branch," marked by extreme partisanship and few achievements. They prescribe nostrums ranging from campaign finance regulation to redistricting reform to foster compromise rather than conflict on Capitol Hill. Yet the American founders, especially James Madison, believed "ambition must be made to counteract ambition" as a way to limit the power of government. The Constitution itself favors broad consent to laws over an efficient implementation of the will of a majority. William Connelly believes many of the "flaws" in Congress identified by critics arise from the Constitution. Please join us for a lively discussion of how and why the Constitution created a Congress marked by conflict, polarization, and partisanship and why that might be a good thing.

The event is FREE, but you have to RSVP here.

DATE: October 14
TIME: Noon
FOOD: Free Lunch
WHERE: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave (Metro Center)

Job Opportunities

1. The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) seeks a self-starting, entrepreneurial Online Education Director to drive a major new initiative to teach students about classical liberal ideas on the web. IHS envisions creating the first open platform for online educational delivery of classical liberal ideas. On the model of, the platform would first host video and other content from IHS seminars and faculty in the IHS network.  Once we have a robust platform, it would be opened to others to add and manage their own educational content. For more information, please visit our website at

2. There is an exciting Fellowship opportunity open to Federalist Society members here at C-FAM.   Edmund Burke Fellows receive a front-row seat in the fight to promote a culture of life at the United Nations.  Responsibilities include lobbying delegates, performing research, and observing and reporting on UN meetings.

Our Edmund Burke Fellowship Program seeks law students and recent graduates who possess a demonstrated background in public policy and/or international law.  Applicants may apply for two separate Fellowships.  The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Fellowship is open to students whose Spring Break falls between February 22nd and March 4th of 2011.  Thirty Fellows (split between the two-week Commission) will be selected for the CSW Fellowship.   Our second Fellowship--the UN Conference on Youth Fellowship—is a week-long Summer program.  Because the UN has not yet finalized the dates of the Youth Conference, the dates for our Summer Fellowship are not yet available, but C-FAM welcomes applications for the Summer program at this time as well.

Students and graduates selected for this highly-competitive program will each be awarded scholarships of $500.00 per person to help cover hotel and travel expenses.  Thank you in advance for spreading the word among Federalist Society members, and we welcome further questions and inquiries.  The deadline for applications for the CSW Fellowship is November 1, 2010.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Lawless Reds Celebrate Division Win With Heinous Acts

Government never sleeps. The Reds may be under investigation for violating Ohio's smoking ban. Anonymous callers to a state run hotline reported that some members of the organization were smoking cigars in the stadium following the division clinch. The matter has been referred to the Cincinnati Health Department for enforcement:

"If the inspector sees someone smoking, the Reds will be sent a letter notifying them of the violation, which the team can appeal. No fine is attached to any initial violation. If another complaint is filed and an inspector responds again to the ballpark and sees someone smoking, the Reds could be fined $100."

Full article here.