Supreme Court Review 2017

Supreme Court Review 2017

Supreme Court Review 2017

On July 6, 2017, 12-1:30 ET (9-10:30 PT), tune in for ADL's 18th annual Supreme Court Review, broadcast live from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

 

Join us live on July 6.

With a new justice on the Supreme Court and dozens of legal challenges to the President’s executive orders filed all over the country, this year has already been a blockbuster one for the courts.

Watch distinguished legal scholars Erwin Chemerinsky, Frederick Lawrence, and Dahlia Lithwick as they discuss how Neil Gorsuch could impact the future of Supreme Court jurisprudence, the most important cases of the term—on topics such as separation of church and state, racial bias in the criminal justice system, and free speech—and challenges to the President’s executive orders.

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The Agenda & Speaker Bios

The Agenda & Speaker Bios

Distinguished legal scholars Erwin Chemerinsky, Dahlia Lithwick and Frederick Lawrence will be tackling some of the most pressing legal questions this year.

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Event Agenda
12:00-1:30 ET

I. The New Court

  • Judging Justice Gorsuch
  • The future of the Supreme Court after the Senate’s “nuclear option”

II. Supreme Court jurisprudence from this term

  • Church/state separation: Trinity Lutheran v. Pauley
  • Bias and discrimination: Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado and Buck v. Davis
  • Free speech: Lee v. Tam
  • Transgender Rights: Gavin Grimm
  • Capital punishment: observations about Justices Sotomayor and Breyer

III. Lower court rulings to watch

  • Challenges to the Executive Orders on immigration and refugees
  • Challenges to the Executive Order on sanctuary jurisdictions

IV. Questions

Our Featured Speakers

Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky

Chemerinsky is the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at the UC, Irvine School of Law. As of July 1, he will be Dean at UC, Berkeley School of Law. His areas of expertise are constitutional law, federal practice, civil rights and civil liberties, and appellate litigation. He frequently argues cases before the nation’s highest courts and serves as a commentator for national and local media. In January 2017, National Jurist again named Dean Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States.

Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick

Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, where she writes the “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post and Commentary. She won a 2013 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 be on the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press. She has appeared on CNN, ABC, The Colbert Report and The Rachel Maddow Show.

Fred Lawrence

Frederick Lawrence

Lawrence is the Secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, American's first and most prestigious honor society, founded in 1776. He is a Visiting Professor at the Georgetown Law Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, 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. An accomplished scholar, teacher and attorney, Lawrence is one of the nation’s leading experts on civil rights, free expression and bias crimes.