Monday, April 11, 2011

Lifetime Service Award to Judge Douglas Ginsburg April 26

On April 26, Judge Douglas Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will accept the 8th annual Georgetown Federalist Society Lifetime Service Award. Judge Ginsburg will be introduced by the Hon. C. Boyden Gray and deliver an address entitled "An Accidental Life Servant." The event is free and open to all who are interested in celebrating Judge Ginsburg's many excellent years of service on the bench, in the classroom, and in public service. We are very grateful Judge Ginsburg has accepted the award and we look forward to welcoming a big crowd to Georgetown for the occasion.

DATE: 4/26/11
TIME: 6:30-7:30 (reception to follow)
PLACE: Gewirz 12th Floor
RSVP: Requested to gulcfedsoc (at) gmail (dot) com

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Religious Conscience Panel

Please join us on April 14 for a panel discussion on religious conscience exemptions in the health care arena. The protection of conscience for health care providers has, in some arguments, been pitted against the right of an individual to receive a health care product or service. This past February, the Obama Administration revised earlier conscience clause regulations enacted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Bush Administration. What are the practical implications of these revised regulations? How will the federal government now handle complaints filed by health care providers who allege that they have been compelled to violate their moral or religious beliefs? These and other questions will be addressed by our panel of experts.

Panelists include Dr. M. Gregg Bloche of Georgetown Law, Robert Destro of American Law, Farr A. Curlin of the University of Chicago Medical Center, and Professor D. Jessie Hill of Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The panel will be moderated by Professor Mark Rienzi of Catholic Law. Free catered lunch will be provided. This event has been made possible by a generous John Templeton Foundation grant.

DATE: 4/14/11
TIME: 12:30 - 2:00pm