On July 12th, ADL and the National Constitution Center virtually hosted the 23rd Annual Supreme Court Review. Watch the program here.
The ADL Mountain States Region also held watch parties in Denver at the ADL office, and in Albuquerque at the Rodey Law Firm, whom we thank for hosting us!
The program and its distinguished panelists provided insight into the docket of polarizing Supreme Court cases from the last term as well as the rippling effects of the Court’s rulings. The panel highlighted cases regarding the First and Second Amendments, reproductive rights, voting rights, immigration, Covid-19 vaccine mandates, Native American rights, social security eligibility and more. The panelists primarily focused their discussions on the use of originalist and textualist ideologies in both dissenting and majority opinions as well as the court’s conservative leaning.
This year’s notable panel featured Erwin Chemerinsky, distinguished professor of law and federal civil procedure as well as the 13th Dean of the University of California Berkeley School of Law; Frederick Lawrence, the 10th Secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, distinguished Lecturer at Georgetown Law Center, and author of “Punishing Hate: Bias Crimes Under American Law”; Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate, and host of the company’s award-winning legal podcast “Amicus”; Gregory G. Garre, Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP, chair of the firm’s Supreme Court and appellate practice, and previous 44th Solicitor General; and, Amy L. Howe, former educator at Stanford Law School and Harvard Law School, as well as merit counsel in over two dozen merits cases at the Supreme Court and reporter for SCOTUSblog and past editor.
As the panelists look forward, they are interested to see what effect newly appointed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson will have on the primarily conservative court and on Chief Justice Roberts’ influence on the court, as well as the impact of cases such as Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (overturning Roe v. Wade) and Kennedy v. Bremerton School District (upholding the right of school officials to lead public prayer).
You can still watch the program here.
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