Federal Overreach is Focus of March 18 Event with AG Sam Olens
Atlanta – Under the Constitution, our Founding Fathers assigned the federal government specific, limited powers.
How times have changed. As Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens pointed out to Congressional lawmakers in 2013, “With increasing and dismaying frequency, constitutional principles of federalism and separation of powers have been set aside in favor of administrative end-routes to a preferred policy outcome.”
Insidious mission creep and overreach now pit states against the federal government and the courts as they are forced to defend their rights. From the Dodd-Frank Act to the ObamaCare Halbig v. Burwell case before the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous cases between, the federal government has whittled away states’ rights, parents’ rights, property rights and individual rights.
Join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Wednesday, March 18, as we host the state of Georgia’s legal eagle, Attorney General Sam Olens, to discuss, “Federalism, The Rule of Law and Regulatory Excess,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast at Cobb County’s Georgian Club.
This Leadership Breakfast, which is open to the public, is $30 to attend. Register online at www.georgiapolicy.org/?p=14996 by Monday, March 16. (Difficulty registering? E-mail email@example.com.)
What: “Federalism,” a Leadership Breakfast
Who: Sam Olens
When: 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (Registration, networking begin at 7:30 a.m.)
Where: Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta GA 30339
Directions: http://bit.ly/Y4Yyjc Attire: Business, business casual
Refund policy: Refunds provided upon request for registrations canceled before an event’s deadline.
About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is an independent, state-focused think tank that proposes market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. Regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Weekly publications are the Friday Facts and Friday Idea commentaries. Visit our Web site at georgiapolicy.org. Join The Forum at forum.georgiapolicy.org. Like the Foundation’s Facebook page at facebook.com/GeorgiaPolicy and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gppf.
The Foundation’s Criminal Justice Initiative pushed the problems to the forefront, proposed practical solutions, brought in leaders from other states to share examples, and created this nonpartisan opportunity. (At the signing of the 2012 Criminal Justice Reform bill.)