Monday, June 26, 03:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call
Ziglar v. Abbasi is the result of over a decade of remands and appeals. The case was originally filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of incarcerated Muslim, South Asian, and Arab non-citizens who were targeted after 9/11 by law enforcement as “terrorism suspects.” The defendants in the case, high level officials in the Bush administration, such as Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI director Robert Mueller, and low level detention officials, filed a motion to dismiss, which was rejected by the in the District Court.
In 2009, the Supreme Court decided in Ashcroft v. Iqbal that government officials were not liable for discriminatory actions of their subordinates without evidence they directly ordered the actions. Meanwhile, five of the petitioners in Ziglar settled with the government, and the case was remanded to the District Court and amended. In 2010, the District Court granted a new motion of dismissal, but only for the high level officials. This dismissal was reversed by the Second Circuit.
The main question the Supreme Court answered was whether these high-level government officials could be sued for damages under the Bivens precedent. The precedent, created in a 1971 case involving the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, created an implied cause of action for any person whose Fourth Amendment rights are violated by federal officials. On Monday, June 19 the Supreme Court refused to extend the Bivens precedent to the petitioners, reversing the decision by the Second Circuit and remanding the case.
David Rivkin of Baker Hostelter will join us to discuss the opinion and its significance.
David B. Rivkin Jr., Partner,Baker & Hostetler LLP
Washington, DC Lawyers ChapterThursday, July 13, 12:00 PMNational Press Club 529 14th Street, N.W. 13th Floor NPC Ballroom Washington, DC 20045
Join us on Thursday, July 13 as Miguel A. Estrada of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP delivers the Annual Supreme Court Round Up at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The cost for this event is $50 for members and $75 for non-members. [Register now!]
2017 Faculty Division Summer Conference for Students Interested in AcademiaWednesday, August 02, 12:00 AMAnnapolis, MD
The Federalist Society’s James Kent Summer Academy is a program for law students and recent graduates who demonstrate strong potential for being leaders among a future generation of legal scholars. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in academic discourse, to learn about an academic career track, to deepen their understanding of key ideas about the law, the founding period, originalism, religious liberty, and markets and the law, and to receive personalized career planning and publishing guidance.
The Academy will take place in early August in Annapolis, MD. This all-expenses-paid conference will include seminar-style sessions guided by a group of leading faculty, informational sessions and workshops for professional development, and the opportunity to connect to a community of talented students and scholars. Confirmed speakers include Randy Barnett (Georgetown Law Center), Robin Fretwell Wilson (University of Illinois College of Law), Dan Kelly (Notre Dame Law School), Julia Mahoney (University of Virginia School of Law), and G. Marcus Cole (Stanford Law School). Participants will also receive invitations to ongoing events and academic and professional development resources throughout the year.
The program is intended for students and recent graduates (three years or less out of law school), including prospective or current clerks, with a serious interest in an academic career, who would contribute to the intellectual diversity of the legal academy, and who are beginning to develop their legal scholarship. Applicants should possess strong academic qualifications.
Applications are due no later than March 31, 2017.
Applications should be submitted online here. If you have any questions about this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.