Why Does Obama Keep Losing at the Supreme Court?

The Birmingham Lawyers Chapter
Start : Friday, October 11, 2013 12:00 PM
End : Friday, October 11, 2013 01:30 PM

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The Summit Club
1901 Sixth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL

Featured Speakers:
Ilya Shapiro



  • Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

The government won less than 40% of its cases before the Supreme Court last term, down from a historic norm of 70%. Nine times in the last two years not a single justice voted for the administration's position, in cases ranging from property rights to religious liberty, immigration to criminal procedure. The Solicitor General and his staff are no dummies, so what's going on? Please join Cato senior fellow Ilya Shapiro, who went 15-3 in amicus brief filings last term, for a discussion of these intriguing Supreme Court developments.

lya Shapiro is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Before joining Cato, he was a special assistant/advisor to the Multi-National Force in Iraq on rule of law issues and practiced international, political, commercial, and antitrust litigation at Patton Boggs and Cleary Gottlieb. Shapiro has contributed to a variety of academic, popular, and professional publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, L.A. Times, USA Today, National Law Journal, Weekly Standard, New York Time Online, and National Review Online.

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