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Florida Governor Speaks at Lawyers Convention

Washington, DC
Friday, November 16, 2012

The Federalist Society continued their 2012 National Lawyers Convention Friday in Washington, D.C., focusing on the "Future of U.S. Constitutional Law in the Supreme Court."

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) addressed attendees in the morning, followed by Sen. Michael Lee (R-UT) and Texas Senator-Elect Ted Cruz (R) later in the in the afternoon.

Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012 at 3:36pm (ET)

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