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FACTSHEET: Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies,

DETAILS

1015 18th Street NW Suite 425 Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 822-8138
Founded in 1982, the influential Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies calls itself a "group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order."

In 1983, there were 17 Federalist chapters strictly on law school campuses. Today, there are professional chapters made up of practicing attornies in approximately 60 cities, and student chapters on 140 out of 182 accredited law school campuses (Washington Monthly, March 2000). The Washington Monthly called The Federalist Society "the best-organized, best-funded, and most effective legal network operating in this country" and added, "what gets less attention, however, is that the Society is accomplishing in the courts what Republicans can't achieve politically" (Jerry Landay, The Federalist Society: The Conservative Cabal That's Transforming American Law, March 2000). The Society has a large influence on the Republican Party and the Bush Administration. In 2001 The Washington Post reported that in addition to three cabinet level positions, "Federalists also hold top legal positions throughout the administration, including solicitor general and at least three slots in the White House counsel's office" (T. B. Edsall, "Federalist Society Becomes a Force in Washington," The Washington Post, 18 April. 2001). Six of Bush's first 11 nominees to the influential federal courts of appeals have been Society members and more than 20 Bush appointees are Society members. The Federalist Society's leaders include some of the most influential figures on the right, among them former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, former federal judge and Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork, and former president of the Christian Coalition Donald Paul Hodel (R. G. Nea, The Federalist Society From Obscurity to Power. People for the American Way, 2001). In June 2003, the American Enterprise Institute and Federalist Society launched NGO Watch to track the growing power of non-governmental organizations. According to the Federalist Society 10% of the group's funding comes from individuals and foundations; the other 10% comes from corporations ( http://www.fed-soc.org/Press/FAQs.htm ). The Federalist Society received $9,683,000 in grants from conservative foundations between 1985-2002, according to Media Transparency.org.

KEY QUOTES

"I must inform you, however, that the science is not settled (as claimed by Vice President Gore), that it is not 'compelling' (as claimed by President Clinton), and that there is certainly no scientific consensus favoring global warming. If anything, the largest number of scientists, some 17,000, signed a petition against the Kyoto Protocol in 1998. And in July 1997, the US Senate passed a Resolution opposing a Kyoto-like treaty by a vote of 95 to zero."
Source: Federalist Society Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Newsletter

"Global warming is nothing more than an educated guess by many of the same scientists who are still arguing about what happened to the dinosaurs. Perhaps we should think carefully before putting blind faith in people who cannot explain the simple disappearance of tens of millions of creatures, many of which were the size of locomotives."
Source: Federalist Society Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Newsletter

FUNDING

Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies has received $195,090 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

2000
$15,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
general support
Source: ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990

2001
$15,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

2002
$15,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

2003
$15,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$15,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2005
$15,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

2006
$15,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

2007
$15,090 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report

2008
$15,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: EXXON FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE GIVING 2008

2009
$15,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments

2010
$15,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2010 Worldwide Giving Report

2011
$15,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil corporate funding 2011, public policy

2012
$15,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil corporate funding 2012, public policy

KEY PEOPLE

C. Boyden Gray
Member, Board of Visitors
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

John Ashcroft
Member
Source: People for the American Way, Federalist Society profile

Spencer Abraham
Member
Source: People for the American Way, Federalist Society profile

Gale Norton
Member
Source: People for the American Way, Federalist Society profile

Antonin Scalia
Member
Source: People for the American Way, Federalist Society profile

S. Fred Singer
Contributing Writer, Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Newsletter
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Becky Norton Dunlop
Advisory Board, Richmond Chapter
Source: Heritage Foundation website 4/04

PEOPLE

Eugene Meyer
President and Director
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Leonard A. Leo
Executive Vice President
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Steven G. Calabresi
National Co-Chairman
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

David M. McIntosh
National Co-Chairman
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Gary Lawson
Director
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

T. Kenneth Cribb
Counselor and Director
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Brent O. Hatch
Treasurer, Board of Directors
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Robert H. Bork
Co-Chairman, Board of Visitors
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Orrin Hatch
Co-Chairman, Board of Visitors
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Donald Paul Hodel
Member, Board of Visitors
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Lillian BeVier
Member, Board of Directors
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Hon. Wm. Bradford Reynolds
Member, Board of Directors
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Lois Haight Herrington
Member, Board of Visitors
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Frank Keating II
Member, Board of Visitors
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Harvey Koch
Member, Board of Visitors
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Robert A. Levy
Member, Board of Visitors
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Edwin Meese III
Member, Board of Visitors
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Andrew J. Redleaf
Member, Board of Visitors
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Gerald Walpin
Member, Board of Visitors
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

John Stewart Bryan III
Business Advisory Council Member
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Joseph A. Cannon
Business Advisory Council Member
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

R. Crosby Kemper III
Business Advisory Council Member
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

John G. Medlin Jr.
Business Advisory Council Member
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Nicholas John Stathis
Business Advisory Council Member
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Paul S. Stevens
Business Advisory Council Member
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Robert L. Strickland
Business Advisory Council Member
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Steve Eagle
Advisor, State Courts Project
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Jonathan H. Adler
Liason, NGO Activity
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Christopher Byrnes
Co-Chairmen, Wetlands & Endangered Species Subcommittee
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Russell C. Brooks
Co-Chairmen, Land Use Subcommittee
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04

Eugene Scalia
Member
Source: People for the American Way, Federalist Society profile

Larry Thompson
Member
Source: People for the American Way, Federalist Society profile

Ted Olson
Member
Source: People for the American Way, Federalist Society profile

Viet Dinh
Member
Source: People for the American Way, Federalist Society profile

Thomas L. Sansonetti
Member
Source: People for the American Way, Federalist Society profile

Paul Clement
Member
Source: People for the American Way, Federalist Society profile

R. Ted Cruz
Member
Source: People for the American Way, Federalist Society profile

Sarah V. Hart
Member
Source: People for the American Way, Federalist Society profile

Kenneth Starr
Member
Source: People for the American Way, Federalist Society profile

Linda Chavez
Member
Source: People for the American Way, Federalist Society profile

Charles Murray
Murray
Source: People for the American Way, Federalist Society profile

SOURCES

ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4388

ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4386

ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990
ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4390

Heritage Foundation website 4/04
http://www.heritage.org

Federalist Society website 4/04
http://www.fed-soc.org

People for the American Way, Federalist Society profile
http://www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=3149

Federalist Society Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Newsletter
http://www.fed-soc.org/Publications/practicegroupnewsletters/environmentallaw/environewsletters.htm

ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4389

ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report
2004 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4380

ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4387

ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research downloaded from Exxon website
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4381

ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=download&d=4586

EXXON FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE GIVING 2008
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/community_contributions_report.aspx

ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments
Exxon Mobil Corporation 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/files/gcr_contributions_pub-policy09.pdf

ExxonMobil 2010 Worldwide Giving Report
http://exxonmobil.com/Corporate/Files/gcr_contributions_pubpolicy-2010.pdf

ExxonMobil corporate funding 2011, public policy
http://www.webcitation.org/68w7Tt51X

ExxonMobil corporate funding 2012, public policy
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/Files/gcr_contributions_publicpolicy12.pdf