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Sep 18 2023
Law schools would benefit from a proposed accreditation rule requiring them to adopt free speech protections, panelists assembled by the Federalist Society said Monday.
Such a rule—currently under consideration by the American Bar Association’s legal education arm—would protect law campuses as places of robust debate and tamp down on the disruptions of controversial speakers, said theReuters
May 02 2023
Leonard Leo, who helped to choose judicial nominees for former President Donald Trump, obtained a historic $1.6 billion gift for his conservative legal network via an introduction through the Federalist Society, whose tax status forbids political activism.
Leo first met Barre Seid, the now 91-year-old manufacturing magnate turned donor, through an introduction arranged by Eugene Meyer,Politico
Nov 13 2020
On Thursday night, Justice Sam Alito delivered the keynote address at this year’s all-virtual Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention. The Federalist Society, a well-funded network of conservative attorneys, has come under unusual scrutiny after Donald Trump elevated scores of its members to the federal judiciary. Its leaders insist that it is a mere debate club, a nonpartisan forum forSlate
Nov 13 2020
Religious liberty and free speech are among Americans' personal freedoms potentially imperiled along with government overreach during the coronavirus pandemic, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito warned Thursday.
“Tolerance for opposing views is now in short supply,” Alito added in a virtual keynote speech to a conference of the conservative Federalist Society, in which he referenced theFox News (Online News)
Jul 30 2020
A co-founder of the ultra-conservative Federalist Society blasted President Donald Trump for floating the idea of postponing the November presidential election in a Thursday op-ed. Steven Calabresi, a professor at Northwestern University’s law school, wrote in The New York Times, “I am frankly appalled by the president’s recent tweet seeking to postpone the November election. Until recently, IDaily Beast
Feb 12 2024
ITAWAMBA, Miss. (WLBT) - A former advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Itawamba Community College has been charged with embezzlement. Robin Lowe is accused of converting public funds meant to benefit the PTK chapter for her own personal use. Lowe was the advisor for the honor society from 2008 to May of 2023. Lowe was served with a $36,915.30 demand letter at the time of her arrest. SheWLBT 3
Feb 12 2024
FULTON, Miss. (WJTV) – The former advisor for a national honor society at a Mississippi community college has been charged with embezzlement. State Auditor Shad White said Special Agents from his office arrested Robin Lowe. She’s the former advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter at Itawamba Community College. Lowe is accused of converting public funds meant to benefit the PTK chapterWJTV 12
Oct 14 2021
Listen to Yale Law School Administrators Tell a Student His Affiliation With the Federalist Society Is ‘Triggering’ for Classmates
The following audio comes from meetings between a student at Yale Law School and two administrators: associate dean Ellen Cosgrove and diversity director Yaseen Eldik. On Sept. 16, the student was told that his membership in the "oppressive" Federalist Society had "triggered" his peers. On Sept. 17, he was reminded that "there’s a bar you have to take."
The meetings came in response toWashington Free Beacon
Feb 09 2024
NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) — The Newport Historical Society launched a new online resource on Thursday called “Voices of the NHS Archives.” The project is bringing the society’s archives into the digital age. The papers being preserved at the Touro Street facility date back hundreds of years. Staff had the idea to digitize their documents during the pandemic. “Unfortunately, we had to close theWPRI 12
Feb 14 2024
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society (GLSHS) along with shipwreck researcher Dan Fountain, recently announced the discovery of the 244-foot bulk carrier Arlington in over 600 feet of water around 35 miles north of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Over the last 10 years, shipwreck researcher Dan Fountain has been studying remote sensing data in the search for shipwrecks in Lake Superior.Harbor Light