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Mason Law Professors Attend Federalist Society Events in March

March has proven to be a busy month for Mason Law professors, with five of them scheduled to appear in a two-week period at six events across the country sponsored by chapters of the Federalist Society. A quick look at the line-up reflects a cross section of Mason Law faculty expertise. 

On March 14, Professor Todd Zywicki appeared along with Professor Chris Frost of Kentucky Law at the Federalist Society's Kentucky Student Chapter event entitled, "The Financial Regulations that Were Suggested/Implemented During the Recent TARP Bailouts."

The following day saw Professor David Bernstein speak to a Charlotte Lawyers Chapter event, co-sponsored with the John Locke Foundation. Bernstein's talk was entitled, "You Can't Say That!: Do Some Anti-Discrimination Laws Undermine Civil Liberties?"

Professor Allison Hayward participated in a Federalist Society debate with Akron Law Professor Richard L. Aynes on the Supreme Court's recent Citizens United decision on campaign finance issues. The event took place on March 23 at the University of Akron Law School.

Today Professor Nelson Lund visits the Villanova Student Chapter for a discussion of Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, a case examining constitutional issues involving a state-run college and a student religious group that limits its officers and voting members to those who accept its religious beliefs. The event also features Brian K. Sims of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Professor Nathan Sales will be a guest of Notre Dame's Student Chapter of the Federalist Society for a March 25 presentation on "Interrogation and Torture." Appearing with Sales will be Professor Robert Blakey of Notre Dame Law School.

Following that event, Sales will appear at a debate on the national security merits of profiling to be held at Saint Louis University School of Law on March 26. Sales, a drafter of the USA Patriot Act, will debate Redditt Hudson of the Racial Justice Initiative at ACLU-EM. That event is co-sponsored by the university's Al-Ghazali Legal Society, Black Law Students Association, and the Federalist Society.