- The Washington Times - Monday, June 9, 2008


8:30 a.m. - The Judicial Conference of the United States’ Committee on Rules and Practices and Procedure holds a meeting. Location: Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, Mecham Conference Center, One Columbus Circle NE. Contact: 202/502-1820.


10 a.m. - Meets to hand down opinions and release orders.


No events scheduled.


12:30 p.m. - Meets for hour debate. At 2 p.m., meets for legislative business.


8 a.m. - ACLU membership conference, “Stand up for Freedom.” Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 9th St. NW. Contact: 312/664-4467.

1:15 p.m. - Health services research - The 2:45 p.m. Luncheon plenary includes address on “The Real Choices in Health Reform” with Drew Altman, Kaiser Family Foundation. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Park Road NW. Contact: 202/292-6700.

8:30 a.m. - Small-business summit - The National Federation of Independent Business holds its 2008 National Small Business Summit. Opening speakers include Meg Whitman, former CEO, eBay; and William Novelli, CEO, AARP. Afternoon session includes Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, and Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., Louisiana Republican. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW Contact: 202/314-2004.

9 a.m. - Federal service - There will be a book launch breakfast event with former Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, for NYU Wagner Professor Paul Light’s book, “A Government Ill Executed: The Decline of the Federal Service and How to Reverse It.” Location: National Academy of Public Administration, 900 7th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/306-1713.

9:30 a.m. - Religion and public life - The Henry Institute holds a briefing to release its National Survey on Religion and Public Life, addressing aspects of religious beliefs, religious affiliation and behavior. Location: National Press Club. Contact: 616/526-6233.

12 p.m. - Asia Pacific regionalism - The Peterson Institute hosts a luncheon with Phil Goff, minister of Trade and Defense of New Zealand. Topic: “Evolving Asia Pacific Regionalism: Challenges and Opportunities.” Location: Peterson Institute, 1750 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

12 p.m. - Space security - The American Association for the Advancement of Science holds a luncheon on reconsidering the rules for space security, with John Steinbruner of the University of Maryland. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 122. Contact: 202/326-6414.

12 p.m. - Underinsured citizens - The Commonwealth Fund holds a phone briefing about a report being released June 10 on the latest national trend data on underinsured Americans. Contact: 301/652-1558.

12:30 p.m. - Housing - Federal Housing Administration Assistant Secretary Brian Montgomery addresses a National Press Club luncheon. Location: National Press Club. Contact: 202/662-7516.

6 p.m. - Second Amendment - The Independent Policy Forum holds a discussion on whether the Second Amendment is an individual right, with author Stephen Halbrook and historian Joyce Lee Malcolm. Location: 1319 18th St. NW. Contact: 800/927-8733. Source: Associated Press

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