What’s Next For FedSoc?
As the National Lawyers Convention kicks off, Politico Magazine published a profile about the Federalist Society. It focuses on a question that has occupied my mind for some time: what is the future for the Society?
When the Federalist Society gathers on Thursday at the Mayflower Hotel for its first national lawyers convention since the Supreme Court’s historic 2021-22 term, one word is likely to stir up a surprising amount of debate, reaction and perhaps even pain.
The word is Dobbs.
After all, skepticism about the right to abortion was part of the impetus for the founding of the society, back in 1982. Popular outrage on the right over Roe v. Wade was what gave the upstart group founded by law students the sustained political support that propelled it to national prominence, connecting high-minded legal theorists to religious voters who had never heard the term originalism.
Article from Reason.com