United States Supreme Court Update: A Review of the 2008-2009 Term With A View From the Lectern

Austin Lawyers Chapter
Start : Friday, July 17, 2009 11:30 AM
End : Friday, July 17, 2009 01:00 PM

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Sullivan’s Steakhouse
300 Colorado Street
Austin, TX

Featured Speakers:
Edward Dawson
Gregory Coleman



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

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. 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 argued two of the most-watched cases of this year's Supreme Court term, Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District No. 1 v. Holder (Voting Rights Act) and Ricci v. DeStefano (discrimination against white and Hispanic firefighters).

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. 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 briefed the Ricci case in this year's Supreme Court term.

The 2008-09 Term produced several important decisions, including Pleasant Grove City v. Summum (right to place religious monument in public parks), Ashcroft v. Iqbal (profiling after 9/11), and the Northwest Austin MUD No. 1 and Ricci cases that Mr. Coleman successfully argued. 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. In addition, Mr. Coleman will give us a "view from the lectern" discussion of what it was like to prepare for and argue two high-profile cases a week apart. To provide extra time for this discussion, this month's program will begin promptly at 11:30 and run for an hour and a half, so plan to arrive early.

Registration details:

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

1.5 hours of CLE credit pending

R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, July 15, to or (512) 533-0125.

If you R.S.V.P. and do not cancel, you may still be charged for your lunch if you do not attend.

We strongly encourage you to pay in advance by mailing your check made out to "The Federalist Society" to Yetter, Warden & Coleman, L.L.P., Attn. Gina Verlander, 221 W. 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78701