Supreme Court Review 2020

Supreme Court Review

ADL’s Supreme Court Review 2020

Hear from leading legal scholars as they discuss the most important cases of the term at ADL's 21st Annual Supreme Court Review, which was held virtually on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.


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Supreme Court Review

With COVID-19 disrupting day-to-day operations and many significant cases on the docket this term, it has been an exceptionally busy term for the Supreme Court. 

Our 21st annual Supreme Court Review program, presented in partnership with the National Constitution Center, featured distinguished legal scholars Erwin Chemerinsky, Paul Clement, Frederick Lawrence, and Dahlia Lithwick discussing the most important cases of the term, including separation of church and state, immigration, and Title VII employment discrimination. They also spoke about what to expect at the Supreme Court next year.

The program was held virtually on August 4, 2020.

21st Annual Supreme Court Review
 

 

CLE Information

This program is offered for 1.5 substantive CLE credits.

CLE cost is $60 or $55 for National Constitution Center members.

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounted CLE credit at $55 per person. Contact programs@constitutioncenter.org for instructions on how to register.

CLE accreditation will be sought in AK, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, MO, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX, VA and WA for this program. There may also be reciprocity available in your state. States typically decide whether a program qualifies for CLE credit in their jurisdiction 4 to 8 weeks after the program application is submitted.

For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. If you have questions about CLE credit in your state, contact cle@constitutioncenter.org.

Supreme Court Review Materials

Download the Supreme Court Review Materials package that includes the agenda, background on cases discussed, and resources.
 

The Agenda & Speaker Bios

Speaker Bios

Distinguished legal scholars Erwin Chemerinsky, Paul Clement, Frederick Lawrence and Dahlia Lithwick tackled many pressing legal questions from this year.

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ADL in the Courts

From separation of church and state to racial bias, free speech to refugee rights, ADL has weighed in with the courts.

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ADL in the Courts
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Additional Reading

Read more about the Supreme Court cases and issues discussed on August 4.

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Additional Reading
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Our Featured Speakers

Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky

Chemerinsky is the current Dean of Berkeley Law. Prior to assuming this position he was the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Irvine School of Law, and has taught at Duke University, USC Law School and UCLA Law School. He is the author of eleven books, more than 200 law reviews and numerous op-eds in newspapers across the country. He frequently argues appellate cases, including in the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2017, National Jurist again named him as the most influential person in legal education in the U.S. 

Paul Clement

Paul Clement

Paul Clement is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Paul served as the 43rd Solicitor General of the United States from June 2005 until June 2008. He has argued over 100 cases before the United States Supreme Court. Paul is a Distinguished Lecturer in Law at the Georgetown University Law Center and a Distinguished Lecturer in Government at Georgetown University. He also serves as a Senior Fellow of the Law Center’s Supreme Court Institute. 

Fred Lawrence

Frederick Lawrence

Frederick M. Lawrence is the 10th Secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Lawrence is also Distinguished Lecturer at the Georgetown Law Center, and has previously served as president of Brandeis University, Dean of the George Washington University Law School, and Visiting Professor and Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School. He is the author of Punishing Hate: Bias Crimes Under American Law examining bias-motivated violence and how such violence is punished in the United States. Lawrence has testified before Congress, appeared as a commentator on CNN and Fox, among others, and has frequently contributed op-eds to major news sources. 

Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick

Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, where she writes the “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence." Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post and Commentary. In 2013 she won a National Magazine Award for her columns on the Affordable Care Act. She has been twice awarded an Online Journalism Award for her legal commentary and was the first online journalist invited to the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press. She has appeared on CNN, ABC, The Colbert Report and The Rachel Maddow Show.