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Federalist Society Lawyer's Division Conference

The Federalist Society Lawyer's Division Conference begins this Thursday in Washington, D.C. This year's conference will focus on limited government...
It is well understood in civics that we have a government of limited powers. But, if we have a limited government, are there changes necessary at the domestic and foreign policy, structural, or constitutional levels to restore and sustain such a limited government? On one side of our society, conservatives and libertarians have expressed great concern over the growth of government, even during a period when the political party which has been more favorable to limited government has controlled all three branches. However, liberals and progressives have expressed concern that government is being ineffective, and they have also expressed a desire for less government on cultural issues (or, at least, posited that government is on the wrong side on cultural issues). They have also expressed concern about U.S. international policy. Just after a midterm election is an opportune time to take a serious look at the concept of limited government, what it does and does not entail, and ideas for revitalizing it.
Aside from an interesting topic, the conference has an incredible list of speakers. Justice Alito will be speaking at the Annual Dinner, which this year honors Justice Scalia's twenty years on the Supreme Court. Vice President Cheney will be giving the Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture. Other notables include Secretary Michael Chertoff, Senator John McCain, Senator Arlen Specter, and Solicitor General Paul Clement. Take a look at the whole list. It's quite a line up of judges, law professors, and lawyers.

Thanks to the Volokh Conspiracy for the heads up.