2008 Webcasts

May 1, 2008

2008 USD School of Law-Procopio International Tax Institute

Course 6: International Aspects of Mexico's New Tax Reform:
The Tax Nature of IETU and Availability of Foreign Tax Credits

Porcopio Conference


  • Enrique Hernández, Esq. - Partner - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP


  • Karen Jacobs, Senior Manager - Ernst & Young LLP
  • Ginny Chung, Attorney Advisor - US Department of the Treasury, Office of International Tax Counsel
  • Lic. Alejandro Calderón Aguilera, Member - Capin, Calderón, Ramirez y Gutiérrez-Azpe
  • Oscar Castañeda, CPA - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


March 11, 2008

Robert Bennett

Originalism: Lessons From Some Things That Go Without Saying

by Robert Bennett, Nathaniel L. Nathanson Professor of Law and Former Dean of Northwestern University School of Law

The lecture explores the possibilities and limitations of what is called "originalism" in constitutional interpretation, the attempt to restrain interpretation by reference to the constitutional text and the "meanings" originally associated with that text. There is a large amount of literature on this subject, but rather little attention is paid to things that the text leaves unsaid. The lecture concentrates on three matters about which there are different sorts of "silences" in the text itself or in the interpretive stance of federal courts, the role of political parties, the meaning of a "republican form of government," and the role to be played by presidential electors.


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