The Federalist Society

United States Supreme Court Update: A Review of the 2007-08 Term

Austin Lawyers Chapter


Gregory Coleman, Edward Dawson

Start : Friday, July 25, 2008 11:30 AM

End   : Friday, July 25, 2008 1:00 AM


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Location:
The Headliners Club
221 W. 6th Street, 20th Floor
Austin, Texas


Speaker:

  • Gregory S. Coleman, Yetter, Warden & Coleman, L.L.P
  • Edward C. Dawson, Yetter, Warden & Coleman, L.L.P

Greg Coleman is a partner in the Austin office of Yetter, Warden & Coleman, L.L.P. and head of the firm's appellate practice. He has argued cases in appellate courts at all levels throughout the country, several in the United States Supreme Court. Prior to joining Yetter, Warden & Coleman, Mr. Coleman served as the first Solicitor General for the State of Texas and headed Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's national appellate practice group. He clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court and for Judge Edith Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He graduated with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as Managing Editor of the Texas Law Review. He holds a B.S. summa cum laude and M.B.A. summa cum laude from Texas A&M University.

Ed Dawson is also a partner in the Austin office of Yetter, Warden & Coleman, L.L.P., where his practice focuses on complex appeals. He has represented corporations and individuals in a variety of matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Before joining Yetter, Warden & Coleman, Mr. Dawson practiced law at Weil, Gosthal & Manges LLP and Baker Botts L.L.P. In 2008, he was named a Rising Star in the field of appellate practice by Texas Monthly magazine. He clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court and for Judge Edward Carnes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He graduated with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was Clerk of the Chancellors and Editor in Chief of the Texas Law Review. He holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Notre Dame University.

The 2007-08 Term produced several important decisions, including Boumediene v. Bush (habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees), Baze. v. Rees (constitutionality of lethal injection), District of Columbia v. Heller (Second Amendment), Kennedy v. Louisiana (capital punishment for child rape), and Crawford v. Marion County Election Board (Indiana voter identification law). Mr. Coleman and Mr. Dawson will give us an overview of these and other significant cases and comment on trends seen in the Court's recent jurisprudence.

Registration details:
Cost is $15 for Federalist Society members, $20 for non-members

1.0 hour of CLE credit pending

R.S.V.P. by Monday, June 23 to gverlander@yetterwarden.com or (512) 533-0125



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