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Federalist Society

The Federalist Society is a national group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order, founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to the Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. It seeks to promote an awareness of these principles and further their application through its activities. It also requires restoring the recognition of the importance of these norms among lawyers, judges, and law professors.

Event Speaker  April 7, 2014  Room 308  12 - 1p.m.

Radley Balko - Militarization of Police and Its Effect on Civil Liberties.

Radley Balko blogs about criminal justice, the drug war and civil liberties for The Washington Post. He was previously a senior writer and investigative reporter at the Huffington Post. He is the author of "Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces," and his work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Mississippi Supreme Court. He also writes about the music and culture of Nashville, Tennessee, where he lives. A graduate of Indiana University, Radley has also been a senior editor at Reason magazine, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute and an opinion columnist for FoxNews.com.

Tort Reform Speaker Presentation
Speaker, Walter Olson, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute

February 4, 2014
Noon-1:15 p.m.
School of Law, Room 204

Olson is the author of Schools for Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America and The Rule of Lawyers. His works are regularly published in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the New York Post. Olson also has served as a columnist for Great Britain's Times Online and Reason. The founder of Overlawyered.com, Olson has appeared several times before Congress and has advised numerous public officials.

Jason T. Shipp of Goldberg Persky & White PC will provide a commentary following Olson's presentation

Food will be provided.