Three Panels at AALS

December 29th, 2016

I will be speaking at three panels at the AALS annual meeting in San Francisco next week.

First, on 1/5 at 8:30 a.m., I am speaking on the “Hot Topic” program about federal power over immigration. When we submitted this proposal, we anticipated a different set of questions would be in play two weeks before the inauguration. Now, the panel is even more timely. Here is the lineup:

Speaker: Josh Blackman, South Texas College of Law Houston
Speaker: Jennifer M. Chacon, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Speaker: Jill E. Family, Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Speaker: Anil Kalhan, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Moderator and Speaker: Ilya Somin, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University

Second, fifteen minutes later at 10:30 a.m. (I’ll have to hustle across the street!) I am presenting Presidential Maladministration at the Federalist Society Annual Faculty Conference’s Works-in-Progress panel. There will be a stellar group of scholars presenting here:

Josh Blackman, South Texas College of Law Houston: “Presidential Maladministration”
Enrique Guerra-Pujol, University of Central Florida: “Probabilistic Interpretation”
Jennifer Mascott, Georgetown University Law Center: “Who are Officers of the United States?”
Jonathan Mitchell, Stanford Law School: “The Writ of Erasure Fallacy in American Jurisprudence”
William Nancarrow, Curry College: ‘What Was All the Fuss About?: The Real Reason for Popular Anger at
the Courts during the “Lochner Era”‘
Ilya Somin, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School: “The Original Scope of State and Federal Power Over Immigration”
Lee J. Strang, University of Toledo College of Law: “Aretaic Originalism: Originalism’s Promise and Limits”
Moderator: Caleb E. Nelson, University of Virginia School of Law

Third, on January 6 at 8:30 a.m., I am speaking on another “Hot Topic” panel, titled “New Frontiers in Reproductive Rights and Justice.” My remarks will focus mostly on the aftermath of Zubik, and how the Trump administration will handle the contraception mandate. Here is the lineup:

Speaker: Josh Blackman, South Texas College of Law Houston
Speaker: Khiara M. Bridges, Boston University School of Law
Speaker: Melissa E. Murray, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Moderator: Kate Shaw, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Speaker: Neil S. Siegel, Duke University School of Law
Speaker: Reva B. Siegel, Yale Law School

If you are in San Francisco, I hope to see you!