This year, however, the AALS has agreed for the first time to include a description of Federalist Society events in the AALS program. You can see it here starting at page 127. I understand that the Federalist Society’s events will be permitted in the AALS hotel, too, starting in 2016.
No big deal in grand scheme of things, of course. It’s just a program and a conference hotel location. Still, it’s an interesting development given past complaints by some conservatives about the AALS’s political bias, especially concerning this policy. Who knows, maybe Stephen Bainbridge will become an AALS fan one day.
Title with apologies to Navin R. Johnson.