As always, the Supreme Court will rule on major legal questions by the close of this Term at the end of June: Can states regulate violent video games sold to minors? Can Arizona impose sanctions on employers who hire unauthorized aliens? Can Congress make different rules for the citizenship of a child born abroad to one American citizen parent depending on whether the citizen parent is the father or the mother? Can a state provide additional public funding to a candidate when her opponent, or an independent speaker, spends more money? Can former Attorney General Ashcroft be sued for damages when he used the material witness statute as a pretext to incarcerate a U.S. citizen he had no probable cause to arrest?
The Court's formal decisions will be on the front pages, but what happens behind the scenes? The Justices and their law clerks won't talk, but this panel of distinguished journalists who cover the Supreme Court will take a behind-the-headlines look at the major cases and issues before the Court this Term as well as the personalities and interactions among the Justices, and will also offer their annual predictions for next Term.
This Luncheon Program is sponsored by the Courts, Lawyers & the Administration of Justice Section and in cosponsorship with the Arts, Entertainment, Media & Sports Law Section and the Litigation Section.
Lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. and the program will begin at 12:30 p.m.
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- Joan Biskupic, USA Today
- Jesse Holland, Associated Press
- Adam Liptak, The New York Times
- David Savage, Los Angeles Times
- Arthur Spitzer, Legal Director, ACLU of the Nation’s Capital (Moderator)
- Stuart Taylor, National Journal & Stanford Univ.
- CLE Credit
Arts, Entertainment, Media & Sports Law Section $25.00
Courts, Lawyers & the Administration of Justice $25.00
Government and Nonprofit Employees $25.00
Litigation Section $25.00
Non-Section members $30.00
Staff and interns at legal services providers $15.00
Summer Associates $25.00