Federalist Society Midwest Leadership Conference
April 12, 2014

Brinks Gilson and Lione was honored to host Federalist Chapter Lawyers Chapters leaders from 8+ midwestern states, who met to discuss a variety of topics including the Supreme Court’s active docket and rulings of the current term, local and regional events hosted by the various chapters in the past year & coming year, and to provide local leaders with opportunities for networking/planning. 

The Federalist Society is a non-profit, non-partisan group of law students, attorneys, scholars, and other individuals who believe and trust that individual citizens can make the best choices for themselves and society. Members of the Society generally hold that the Constitutional structure of a tripartite federal republic, functioning with a strong but constitutionally-constrained state and federal governments subject to the will of a well-informed populace provides the best form of government.  The Federalist Society does not take policy positions, lobby for legislation, or sponsor or endorse nominees and candidates for public service.

Overall, the Society believes in limited government, but its members are diverse and often hold conflicting views on a broad range of issues.  Its practice groups in intellectual property, administrative law & regulation, civil rights, criminal law, environmental law & property rights, international/national security law, religious liberties, professional responsibility, and other areas each provide scholarship and sponsor events/debates to provide information about the law and about the Constitutional values that should inform decision-makers, attorneys, and other citizens.

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