Independence Hall
The Restoration of Federalism
October 12-13, 2012
The Peabody
Memphis, Tennessee

The Meeting Celebrates the Contributions of Edwin Meese III,
Attorney General under Ronald Reagan Reagan,
Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy and Chairman,
Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Heritage Foundation

Biographical Information about the Speakers (in order of the Program)

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7:00 - 9:00 Dinner, Chairman, Lenore T. Ealy, The Philanthropic Enterprise

Master of Ceremonies, Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., President, The Heritage Foundation

William Bradford Reynolds, Former Assistant Attorney General   

T. Kenneth Cribb, Counselor to Attorney General, Edwin Meese III   

Alfred S. Regnery, Chairman, Intercollegiate Studies Institute   

Lee Edwards, Author, To Preserve and Protect: The Life of Edwin Meese III   

Bridgett Wagner, The Heritage Foundation   

Response by Edwin Meese, The Heritage Foundation   


8:30 - 10:00 The Spiritual, Moral and Political Foundations of Federalism

Chairman, Donald Devine, The Fund for American Studies, PDF of the Text   

Gordon Lloyd, Pepperdine University   

Kevin R.C. Gutzman, Western Connecticut State University   

Herman Belz, University of Maryland   

10:15 - 11:45 Federalism in Practice: Health, Education, Welfare and Justice

Chairman, Danny J. Boggs, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals   

Richard A. Brake, Intercollegiate Studies Institute   

Arlene Wohlgemuth, Texas Public Policy Foundation   

Gregory Saathoff, University of Virginia   

Luncheon Restoration of Real Federalism

12:00 -1 :30 Chairman, M. Stanton Evans

Michael Greve, American Enterprise Institute   

2:00 - 3:30 The Fiscal and Regulatory Cliffs of Federalism

Chairman, David Stuhr, Fordham University   

Randal O’Toole, Cato Institute   

Lanny Ebenstein, University of California, Santa Barbara   

Stanley Kurtz, Ethics and Public Policy Center   

3:45 - 5:30 How Can the Younger Generation Restore Federalism?

Chairman, Kevin Kookogey, Linchpins of Liberty   

Nick Dranias, Goldwater Institute   

Jamie Gass, Pioneer Institute   

Tarren Bragdon, Foundation for Government Accountability