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Event Recap: 2020 Wisconsin Lawyers Chapter Conference



Last week, the Milwaukee Chapter joined other Wisconsin Federalist Society chapters at the 2020 Wisconsin Lawyers Chapter Conference. The conference featured three days of programming.


On Tuesday, September 1, Rick Esenberg, Lester Pines, and Ryan Walsh spoke on Election Law via a Zoom webinar. The speakers covered many aspects of this relevant topic, including rules governing the maintenance of voter roles, Rucho v. Common Cause and gerrymandering, and election integrity.


On Wednesday, September 2, members joined a Zoom webinar on Nationwide Injunctions. Jeffrey Mandel, Michael Morley, and Misha Tseyltin served as panelists, while Justice Rebecca Bradley of the Wisconsin Supreme Court moderated. The panelists offered a variety of responses to Justice Thomas's characterization of nationwide injunctions as "legally and historically dubious." They also highlighted the difference in approach between Wisconsin during the Obama administration and other state's efforts during the Trump administration.


Finally, on Thursday, September 3, members joined lawyers from around the state at a socially distanced reception. Senator Ron Johnson addressed attendees as the conference's keynote speaker (pictured). The senator provided insight into several timely issues, including mail-in voting, election security, and the bureaucracy's clash with the Trump administration. The senator also took questions from the audience, covering topics like COVID-19, judicial nominations, and political correctness.


The Chapter applauds the efforts of the many who made the conference possible under this year's unusual circumstances. It also thanks the speakers, moderators, and Senator Johnson for their time and perspective. Finally, the Chapter thanks all who attended the conferences events.


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