Spring 2022

The following listed below are Gray Center events from the spring semester of 2022. They include conferences, symposiums, lectures, commentary, and other involvement of the Center and its Co-Executive Directors.

May 25

Congress’s Interbranch Role: The Executive, the Court, and Dobbs
Held at the U.S. Capitol

In light of recent events such as the leaked Dobbs draft opinion and Congress’s response through legislation, the Gray Center hosted a timely conference on Capitol Hill to discuss the role of Congress in relation to both the Supreme Court and the Executive Branch. The conference included two panels followed by a keynote lunch.

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April 25

FTC Rulemaking: Untapped Power or Cautionary Tale?
Co-Hosted by George Mason University’s Law & Economics Center

On Monday, April 25, the Gray Center and the Law & Economics Center of George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School hosted a debate on FTC Rulemaking.

The debate featured a Fireside Chat with FTC Commissioner Noah J. Phillips. This was followed by a panel discussion, which included former FTC Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen.

Other members of the panel:
Richard J. Pierce, Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
Randy M. Stutz, Vice President of Legal Advocacy, American Antitrust Institute
Noah J. Phillips, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Jennifer Mascott, Assistant Professor of Law & Co-Executive Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, Scalia Law School
Moderator: James Cooper, Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School

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April 8

Religious Liberty & Law: In the Courts, In the Public Square, & In Administration
Co-Hosted by the Ethics and Public Policy Center

On Friday, April 8, the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State and the Ethics and Public Policy Center hosted a conference on religious liberty with panel discussions on government regulation and religion in the public square and religious freedom and the courts. Speakers included leading litigators and former and current senior government officials.

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January 31

The Administrative State Goes to Court – A Supreme Court Halftime Roundup
Featuring Deepak Gupta & Hashim M. Mooppan

Halfway through the Supreme Court’s term, the Justices already have issued decisions with major consequences for the administrative state — most recently, its decisions on the OSHA and HHS vaccine mandates. Next the Court will hear cases involving the breadth and limits of the EPA’s powers on climate and energy regulation. And we are awaiting the Court’s decisions in cases involving Chevron deference and New York’s administration of gun laws, among other things.

To discuss the current state of the Supreme Court’s constitutional and administrative law cases, and other cases that are pending on the Court’s docket — or which may soon be added to it — the Gray Center hosted a panel discussion featuring two insightful Supreme Court advocates and the Gray Center’s co-executive directors: 

  • Deepak Gupta, Founding Principal, Gupta Wessler PLLC; Lecturer, Harvard Law School
  • Hashim M. Mooppan, Partner, Jones Day
  • Adam White, Co-Executive Director, The Gray Center; Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • Moderator: Jennifer Mascott, Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University; Co-Executive Director, The Gray Center

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January 8

Co-Executive Director Mascott addressed Supreme Court jurisdictional questions and precedent related to Texas SB 8 on a “Hot Topics” panel at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools