One third of the active seats on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit are vacant. These vacancies threaten the prompt administration of justice, long held to be a hallmark of the Fourth Circuit. To discuss the Fourth Circuit vacancies and broader issues related to the federal judicial confirmation process, the Greenville Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society has invited Edwin Meese III. Mr. Meese served as the 75th Attorney General of the United States from February 1985 to August 1988. As the nation's chief law enforcement officer, he directed the Justice Department and led international efforts to combat terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crime. In 1985, he received the Government Executive magazine's annual award for excellence in management. From January 1981 to February 1985, Mr. Meese held the position of Counsellor to the President – the senior position on the White House Staff – where he functioned as President Reagan's chief policy adviser. As Attorney General and as Counsellor, Meese was a member of Reagan's Cabinet and the National Security Council. He also served as chairman of the Domestic Policy Council and of the National Drug Policy Board.
The Federalist Society invites you to this luncheon meeting of the Greenville Lawyers Chapter. The cost is $10 for lunch. Lunch will be served at noon, and the discussion will begin shortly thereafter. Adjournment is at about 1:15 p.m. RSVP to Bill Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 10, 2008.