Past Chapter Events
Speakers' positions noted are those held at the time of the event.
September 25, 2006 Eleventh Annual Constitution Day celebration. Paul Clement presented a "2006 Supreme Court Review".
Mr. Clement is Solictor General of the United States.
Here is a page with a video clip and photos from the event.
August 18, 2006 summer barbecue with summer associates and law students. Here are some photos from the event.
February 23, 2006 "The Legacy of the Rehnquist Court," presented by The Federalist Society's Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group and the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter.
Solicitors General Roundtable on the Structural Constitution under the Rehnquist Court: separation of powers and federalism
- Hon. Paul D. Clement, Solicitor General of the United States
Panel on The Rehnquist Court and the Enterprise of Judging: the Rehnquist Court's jurisprudence generally, and judicial interpretation
- Hon. Walter E. Dellinger, of O'Melveny & Myers, and formerly Acting U.S. Solicitor General
- Hon. Theodore B. Olson, of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, and formerly U.S. Solicitor General
- Dean Joseph D. Kearney, Marquette University Law School (Moderator)
- Prof. Ann Althouse of the University of Wisconsin Law School
Keynote Address by Justice Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court
- Prof. Richard W. Garnett, Notre Dame Law School
- Hon. David G. Leitch, General Counsel, Ford Motor Co., and formerly Deputy White House Counsel
- Prof. John O. McGinnis, Northwestern University School of Law
- Hon. Stephen M. Colloton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit (Moderator)
September 13, 2005
Paul Clement, "2005 Supreme Court Review."
Mr. Clement is Solicitor General of the United States.
May 18, 2005 Thomas W. Merrill spoke on "What to Do About Eminent Domain Abuse" at a luncheon presented by the Chapter. Mr. Merrill is Charles Keller Beekman Professor at the Columbia University School of Law.
March 23, 2005 Robert G. Rauh spoke on "Education Reform in the Trenches: The Experience of Milwaukee College Preparatory School," of which he is Principal, at a luncheon presented by the Chapter.
February 4, 2005 Randy E. Barnett, Austin B. Fletcher Professor at Boston University School of Law, spoke on "Medical Marijuana, the Commerce Clause, and arguing Ashcroft v. Raich in the Supreme Court" at a luncheon presented by the Chapter.
Here are some photos from the event
October 28, 2004 Leonard Leo, Executive Vice-president of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, spoke on his book, Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House. Here are some photos from the event.
September 16, 2004 Ninth Annual Constitution Day celebration. Paul D. Clement, Acting Solicitor General of the United States, presented a "2004 Supreme Court Review" at a luncheon at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. Here are some photos from the event.
June 9, 2004, Lawrence Solum, Professor of Law at the University of San Diego, and editor of the
Legal Theory Blog, spoke on "Judicial Vice" at a luncheon at the Milwaukee Athletic Club.
April 23, 2004 Dr. Michael Greve of the American Enterprise Institute's Federalism Project spoke on "Madison with a Minus Sign" at a luncheon at the Milwaukee Athletic Club.
February 12, 2004, Professor Kenneth M. Goldstein of the Political Science Department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, spoke on "Campaign Advertising, Political Speech and the McConnell Decision: Looking Back, Looking Forward." Prof. Goldstein's work was cited by the United State Supreme Court in support of its decision upholding most of the McCain-Feingold Act.
September 19, 2003 at Noon, our chapter held its Eighth Annual Constitution Day Celebration. Michael Uhlmann of the Claremont Graduate University spoke on the topic "Is the Constitution a Blank Check? Reflections on Modern Judicial Review," the first Nehring Lecture.
August 14, 2003, Walter Olson spoke at a Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter "Mass Tort Litigation and the Rule of Lawyers" at a luncheon at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. Mr. Olson is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.
May 6, 2003, Viet Dinh spoke to the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter on "Ordered Liberty in the Age of International Terrorism" at a luncheon at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. Mr. Dinh is Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice.
April 3, 2003, Steven M. Biskupic spoke to the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter on "Federalism and the U.S.A. PATRIOT Act" at a luncheon at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. Mr. Biskupic is United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
October 10, 2002, Seventh Annual Constitution Day Celebration.
Hon. David McIntosh, a Federalist Society founder and former Indiana Congressman, spoke on "The Federalist Society: After 20 Years, What's Next?"
May 9, 2002, Paul Clement spoke on the current Supreme Court term at a luncheon presented by the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter. Mr. Clement is Deputy Solicitor General of the United States.
February 28, 2002, Edith Jones spoke at a luncheon presented by the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter. Judge Jones serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
November 29, 2001, Andrew Peyton Thomas spoke to the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter on his book, Clarence Thomas: A Biography, just published by Encounter Books. C-SPAN 2's Book TV covered the event.
September 20, 2001, for our Sixth Annual Constitution Day Celebration,
Roger Clegg spoke to the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter on "The Rehnquist Court and Affirmative Action: the Impact in Wisconsin and the Nation."
Mr. Clegg is Vice President and General Counsel of The Center For Equal Opportunity.
June 28, 2001 Jeremy Rabkin spoke on "Global Governance or the United States Constitution: We Can't Have Both." Mr. Rabkin is a professor of government at Cornell University.
April 11, 2001 Larry Klayman, "Judicial Watchdog." Mr. Clayman is founder and chairman of Judicial Watch. Presented jointly with the Wisconsin Forum.
April 6, 2001 Dinesh D'Souza spoke on "How the New Economy is Changing Politics."
Mr. D'Souza is a research scholar with the American
Enterprise Institute and author of numerous books, including most recently The Virtue of
Prosperity: Finding Values in an Age of Techno-Affluence.
January 26, 2001 John Fund spoke on "Repairing the Rule of Law After Clinton."
Mr. Fund is a member of The Wall Street Journal editorial board.
September 28, 2000 Fifth Annual Constitution Day celebration. William Wiecek spoke on the "The Holmes Devise History of the U.S. Supreme Court: An Introduction and Discussion of First Amendment Jurisprudence from the Stone Court to the Warren Court." Professor Wieck is on the faculty of Syracuse University Law School.
June 17, 2000 Midwest Leadership Conference, Chicago.
John Baker, professor of law at Louisiana State University, spoke on federalism's impact on business principles. Joe Kearney, professor of law at Marquette University, spoke on a statistical analysis of "The Effect of Amicus Briefs on Supreme Court Cases."
March 30, 2000 Robert P. George spoke on "Natural Law, Democracy, and Judicial Usurpation."
Mr. George is Cyrus McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University.
March 3, 2000 Hon. Alex Kozinski, "Antitrust Law: A Solution in Search of a Problem"
Judge Kozinski serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
November 5, 1999 R. Alexander Acosta, "Supreme Court Roundup"
Mr. Acosta is Director of the
Project on the Judiciary
within the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
September 27, 1999 Fourth Annual Constitution Day Celebration. James W. Ceaser, "The Constitution and the Public Philosophy."
Mr. Ceaser is professor
of government and foreign affairs at the University of Virginia.
July 9, 1999,
Steven Calabresi, "Federalism and the Role of the Supreme Court"
Steven Calabresi is a professor of law at Northwestern University
and cofounder of the Federalist Society.
June 9, 1999
John P. Kaminski, "The Creation of an Independent Judiciary"
Mr. Kaminski is Director of the Center for the Study of the American
April 20, 1999
Abigail Thernstrom, "America in Black and White"
Ms. Thernstrom is a Senior Fellow, Manhatten Institute and a
member of the Massachusetts State Board of Education.
February 26, 1999
Hon. David Sentelle, "Lopez Speaks -- Is Anyone Listening?"
Judge Sentelle serves on the
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
December 4, 1998
John Norton Moore, "The Rule of Law: Controlling Government:
The Statist Model of Government vs. Human Empowerment"
Mr. Moore is Walter L. Brown Professor of Law at the
University of Virginia School of Law.
September 29, 1998 Third Annual Constitution Day Celebration.
Hon. Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, "The Federal Judiciary Today"
Judge O'Scannlain serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the
June 17, 1998 Walter Olson, "The Trouble with Employment Law"
Dr. Olson is affiliated with
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and is the author of
The Excuse Factory.
May 7, 1998
Hon. Shirley Abrahamson,
"Let Fifty Flowers Bloom: Federalism and the State Constitution"
The Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court spoke as part of our
celebration of Wisconsin's statehood sesquicentennial.
February 4, 1998
Gerard Bradley, "The Decalogue, the Schools and Judicial Power:
How Far Shall Judges Go?"
Mr. Bradley is a professor of law at the University of Notre Dame.
December 10, 1997
Hon. James Buckley, "Religion and Public Service"
Judge Buckley is a Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for
the District of Columbia Circuit.
September 17, 1997, Second Annual Constitution Day Celebration.
"The Constitution and Legal Issues in the '90's."
Mr. Thornburgh was formerly Attorney General of the United States.
May 13, 1997
Lino A. Graglia, "The Nature and Sources of Constitutional Law"
Mr. Graglia is the A. Dalton Cross Professor of Law at the
University of Texas Law School.
March 19, 1997
Hadley Arkes, "Giving Prudence a Helping Hand:
Have the Judges Staged a Coup?"
Mr. Arkes is a Professor of Political Science at Amherst College.
October 24, 1996
Clint Bolick, Esq., "Waging the Battle for School Choice"
Mr. Bolick is Vice President and Director of Litigation for the
Institute for Justice.
September 17, 1996, First Annual Constitution Day Celebration.
Hon. Edwin Meese, III, "A Living Constitution"
Mr. Meese was formerly Attorney General of the United States.
June 30, 1996
Hon. Dennis Jacobs, "The Americans with Disabilities Act"
Judge Jacobs serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second
April 12, 1996
Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr., "Political Correctness"
Mr. Mansfield is Thomson Professor of Government at Harvard University.
October 19, 1995
Cullom Davis, "Presidential Prelude: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln"
Mr. Davis is Director and Senior Editor of
The Lincoln Legal Papers.
September 14, 1995
Michael Horowitz, "Lawyers As Agents of Change" *
Mr. Horowitz is a Senior Fellow at the
July 27, 1995
Theodore Olson, "The Impact of Law on Citizenship" *
Mr. Olson is a former United States Assistant Attorney General in the
Office of Legal Counsel.
June 29, 1995
Michael Uhlmann, "The Role of Lawyers in a Democratic Society" *
Mr. Uhlmann is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
* The Bradley Lectures on Law, Lawyers and Citizenship
May 3, 1995
Hon. Danny J. Boggs, "The New Assault on Free Speech: Why Are the
'90's Different From the '60's?"
Judge Boggs serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth
March 20, 1995
Hon. J. Clifford Wallace, "Judicial Restraint in the 1990's: A View
From the Bench"
Chief Judge Wallace serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the
January 12, 1995
Douglas Kmiec, "Natural Law and the Constitution"
Mr. Kmiec is a Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School.
November 23, 1994
Walter Berns, "Multiculturalism and Constitutionalism"
Mr. Berns is a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
September 6, 1994
F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., "Current Issues of Legislative Interest"
Mr. Sensenbrenner is Congressman from Wisconsin's Ninth District and
a member of the House Judiciary Committee.
July 13, 1994
Michael Horowitz, "The Rights Revolution and America's Urban Poor:
Victims or Beneficiaries?"
Mr. Horowitz is affiliated with the
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.
May 25, 1994
Hon. J. Daniel Mahoney, "Original Intent and Natural Law"
Judge Mahoney serves on the United States Court of Appeal for the Second
February 9, 1994
William Barr, "Reflections of an Attorney General:
Street Crime, and Other Challenges Facing the United States"
Mr. Barr was formerly Attorney General of the United States.
September 22, 1993
William Kristol, "The Conservative Future"
Mr. Kristol is Director of the Bradley Project on the '90's and is former
Chief of Staff to Vice-President Dan Quayle.
June 24, 1993
Hon. Pasco Bowman II, "The Constitutional Protection of Economic Liberties"
Judge Bowman serves on the United States Court of Appeal for the Eighth
March 11, 1993, Roundtable Discussion with
Lynn Adelman, "State of Wisconsin v. Mitchell"
169 Wis. 2d 153, 485 N.W. 2d 807 (S. Ct. 1992),
reversing and remanding 163 Wis. 2d 652, 473 N.W. 2d 1 (Ct. App. 1991).
Mr. Adelman is Senator for the 28th District.
December 16, 1992
Hon. Michael S. Kanne, "The Future of the Federal Judiciary"
Judge Kanne serves on the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
November 18, 1992
Timothy E. Flanagan, "Liberty, Accountability, and the Independent Counsel"
Mr. Flanagan was formerly an Assistant Attorney General of the United
States serving in the Office of Legal Counsel.
June 29, 1992
Thomas Merrill, "1992 Supreme Court Round-up"
Mr. Merrill is a Professor of Law at Northwestern University Law School
and was formerly Deputy Solicitor General of the United States.
April 2, 1992
L. Gordon Crovitz
Mr. Crovitz is a senior member of The Wall Street Journal's
editorial board and author of its "Rule of Law" column.
March 6, 1992
Mr. Huber is a senior fellow at the
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
and author of
Galileo's Revenge: Junk Science in the Courtroom and
Hon. Alex Kozinski, "The Toyota Principle"
Revised October 21, 2006.
Judge Kozinski serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth