Supreme Court Cases Involving Oklahoma
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)
The Federalist Society's Tulsa Lawyers Chapter
cordially invites you to attend a presentation
on this term's Supreme Court cases
concerning Oklahoma and its citizens.
Former Principal Chief of the Cherokees
Chief Smith will discuss Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, in which the Court will decide whether a non-custodial (Oklahoma) parent may invoke the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 to block an adoption voluntarily and lawfully initiated by a non-Indian parent under state law.
Shareholder; Patrick, Miller, Kropf & Noto
Mr. Patrick will discuss Tarrant Regional Water District v. Hermann, in which the Court will decide whether a provision of a congressionally approved multi-state compact that is designed to ensure an equal share of water among the contracting states preempts protectionist Oklahoma laws that obstruct other states from accessing the water to which they are entitled by the compact.
5:30 p.m. - Reception
6:00 p.m. - Presentation
$10 for members
$15 for non-members
Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available.
When & Where
Federalist Society, Tulsa Lawyer's Chapter
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a non-profit 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.
Adam Doverspike, President