Attention all Federalist Society members and friends: On January 27th, at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, the Federalist Society will be sponsoring a salute to former Attorney General Edwin Meese III. It will feature Gen. Meese himself, Ted Olson, Ken Cribb, Judge Lois Haight Herrington, Doug Kmiec, Dan Lowenstein, Judge Stephen Markman, Mike Rappaport, William Bradford Reynolds and Michael Uhlmann. And me.
The title of the program is "The Legacy of the Department of Justice under Attorney General Edwin Meese III." It is an all-day affair that will feature two panel discussions, an interview with Gen. Meese, a tour of the Reagan Library, a luncheon address by former Solicitor General Ted Olson, and a cocktail reception. It promises to be one of the Federalist Society's premiere events of the year.
For many years Federalist Society members--both students and lawyers--in western states have wanted to have a major Federalist Society event in the West, since it's so hard for us to get to the East for the Lawyers' Conference or the Student Conference. Well, this is it. It's a chance for both lawyers and students to connect with each other and to honor this important Reagan Era figure (and learn something about him and his accomplishments).
If this goes well, the Federalist Society would like to hold a annual major event at the Reagan Library. I hope to see you there.