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Last Night's Debate and an Upcoming Event

We'd like to thank everyone who attended the Death Penalty debate last night. Once again, we filled Room 307. That's really an accomplishment for an event at 6 PM on a Wednesday night. We'd also like to thank our excellent panelists for their time and insights. Thanks also goes out to the Criminal Law Society for co-sponsoring the event and Dean Rofes for moderating.

The Federalist Society is currently in the planning stages for next Spring's events. We will do our best to organize and sponsor interesting, thought-provoking events on current legal issues.

There is another event on the calendar for November. The Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter and the Marquette Law Student Chapter are sponsoring a luncheon event featuring Professor Douglas Kmiec. The topic is "The Supreme Court and the War on Terror --What Remains of the President's Power to 'Wage War Successfully'?" The Lawyers Chapter provides this description...
Prior to Hamdi, Rasul, and Hamdan, the Supreme Court had observed that the power to wage war is "the power to wage war successfully." See Hirabayashi v. United States, 320 U.S. 81, 93. (1943). This observation of Chief Justice Hughes was also noted by two famous Court civil libertarians, Justices Douglas and Black, in their concurring opinion in New York Times v. United States, 403 U.S. 713, 714, 91 S. Ct. 2140, 2142 (1971). In light of recent rulings against the President's conduct of the "war on terror," is this still true?
The registration form is available here.