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Clark Neily: Judicial Engagement - the Constitutional role of courts

Chicago Federalist Society

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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The Chicago Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society

Invites you to:

Judicial Engagement
What is the proper role of judges? –
A Discussion of Practical Constitutional Jurisprudence

Featuring:

Clark Neily, Esq.

Senior Attorney at the Institute for Justice

 The Constitution limits the proper scope and means of government action, but constitutional limits on government power are meaningless if judges will not enforce them. “Judicial engagement” is the proper role of the judiciary in acknowledging our rights as defined under the U.S. Constitution and state constitutions. Applying judicial engagement includes rejecting simple rational basis review acknowledges the role of judges in recognizing and enforcing constitutional limits on the power of government. The U.S. Constitution trumps precedent and does not merely mean what a judge or panel of judges says it means/meant. Rather, it guarantees a broad array of individual rights and of limits on governmental power. For these and other reasons, judges must carefully consider real-world facts and genuine rather than hypothetical or philosophical justifications for upholding or striking down governmental regulations and justly applying civil and criminal laws.

 Tuesday, October 23, 2012

5:30 p.m. Dinner Seating

6:00 p.m. –presentation

 
$25 pre-paid ($15 for students), $35 (cash/check) at the door

(Membership has its privileges: $30 at the door
with current Federalist Society membership card or Student I.D. in hand)

 

Wildfire Chicago

159 W. Erie

Chicago, IL 60654

 

To Register/Pre-pay, RSVP by NOON on Saturday, October 21, 2012 at
http://fed-soc-neily.eventbrite.com

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Wildfire Chicago
159 W. Erie
Chicago, IL 60654

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


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Chicago Federalist Society

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities. This entails reordering priorities within the legal system to place a premium on individual liberty, traditional values, and the rule of law. It also requires restoring the recognition of the importance of these norms among lawyers, judges, law students and professors. In working to achieve these goals, the Society has created a conservative and libertarian intellectual network that extends to all levels of the legal community. The Society takes no set position on legal issues, but promotes debate on a variety of historical, current, and developing topics - confident that the truth will out, and it will triumph if men and women of integrity act in accordance therewith.

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