Federalist Society 2008 National Convention

November 20, 2008, Professional Responsibility: The Disciplining of Federal Judges.

Question from Jon Roland. Response from Hellman citing loss of J.A.I.L. proposal in South Dakota.

November 20, 2008, Civil Rights: The Heller Case.

Question from Jon Roland, comparing 2nd amendment to Time, Place & Manner Clause. Response from Lund.

November 21, 2008, Judicial Independence Dialogue

Video accidentally truncated, so see other source for complete session. Mention of J.A.I.L. proposal by Pryor and discussion of it by Wells. No question from Jon Roland.

November 22, 2008, Corporations: The SEC and the Financial Services Crisis of 2008.

Question from Jon Roland, proposing use of grand juries to expose dangerous dysfunctions in large organizations. Response from Terwilliger.

November 22, 2008, Annual Rosenkranz Discussion

No questions from tthe audience.

November 22, 2008, Regulation of Judicial Conduct: Silencing Judges or Avoiding Improper Influence?

Question from Jon Roland, proposing ways the statute could be abused to pressure good judges to resign. Note audience reaction.

Address by Justice Antonin Scalia
November 22, 2008, 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Questions were submitted in writing, and question of Jon Roland was not selected by Leonard Leo, but was approximately as follows:

You seem to agree with Robert Bork in deeming the Ninth Amendment an "inkblot", but the Bill of Rights was taken from the proposed amendments of the state ratifying conventions, some made explicit in the first eight amendments, and the rest lumped into the Ninth. Would you entertain argument that the rights contained in the Ninth Amendment at least include that remainder?

Many of the sessions were covered by C-SPAN and have been replayed there or on C-SPAN2. Check their archives to view them.

The Federalist Society will also have their own videos of the events online here.