Last Friday, the RNLA hosted its 19th annual National Policy Conference, featuring 2019 Ed Meese III Award winner Senator Lindsey Graham, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, former Independent Counsel Ken Starr, 2019 Betty Murphy Award winner Mike Davis, and many legal experts speaking on panels. The conference focused on Deregulation and the Administrative State, highlighting what Republicans are doing at the federal level under President Trump and the state level to ease regulatory burdens. C-SPAN broadcast the morning sessions, and video can be watched here.
Here are some Twitter highlights from the conference (search for #RNLAnpc for more):
.@LindseyGrahamSC points out that Ginsberg and Scalia were confirmed with 95+ votes. Justice Kavanaugh was similarly qualified and asks “what the hell happen?”— RNLA (@TheRepLawyer) April 5, 2019
Florida Attorney General @AshleyMoodyFL— RNLA (@TheRepLawyer) April 5, 2019
: “With the unprecedented growth of new laws, it’s vital we begin pruning needless rules and regulations. Less government means a stronger economy. Florida has been a leader in restraining the administrative state.“ pic.twitter.com/A529ID0yHY
Judge Ken Starr explaining special counsel law. Requires Special Counsel to deliver confidential report to the Attorney General. AG required to notify not deliver report. Rule of law prevents release of whole report.— RNLA (@TheRepLawyer) April 5, 2019
Robert Barnes - two pending cases will shape the future and limits of freedom of speech and freedom of the press: Covington Catholic kids defamation and Alex Jones defamation. #RNLAnpc— RNLA (@TheRepLawyer) April 5, 2019
Robert Barnes: I & @pnjaban represent 14 Covington kids' families to seek that no one will have to face what they faced. They don't seek big monetary damages. But some individuals refuse to back down, & these families will sue to keep it from happening again. #RNLAnpc— RNLA (@TheRepLawyer) April 5, 2019
Mark Trammell of @yaf: 3 commonly used strategies by administrators to suppress conservative speech on campus: 1. security fees, 2. denial of equal access to facilities, 3. block conservative speech altogether. #RNLAnpc— RNLA (@TheRepLawyer) April 5, 2019
Harmeet Dhillon (@pnjaban): There are still some older classical liberals who understand these First Amendment issues, and we hope they will be our allies going forward. #RNLAnpc— RNLA (@TheRepLawyer) April 5, 2019
Thank you to all of the excellent speakers who made the 2019 National Policy Conference a success this year!