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United States Supreme Court Term in Review

Houston Lawyers Chapter Tuesday, July 25, 06:00 PMThe Merrill House
2502 Algerian Way
Houston, TX 77098

 

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia and the advent of the presidential election led to one of the longest periods in Supreme Court history with an open seat—the bulk of two Supreme Court Terms.  Adding a further complication, the eight-member Court was seen as likely to be evenly divided on many high-profile cases and thus unable to resolve them.  This prediction was based on the labels commonly applied to the Justices—four so-called “Liberals” and four so-called “Conservatives.”  But the anticipated deadlock never developed; only a few cases resulted in a 4-4 tie.  Several potential explanations for the Court’s ability to keep functioning warrant exploration, and on July 25, our distinguished panel will address that topic, the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, and selected decisions from the Term.

Panelists:

  • Hon. Leslie Southwick, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Hon. Russell Lloyd, Texas First Court of Appeals
  • Prof. Derek Muller, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Mr. Matthew Kacsmaryk, Deputy General Counsel, First Liberty Institute
  • Moderator: Mr. Aaron Streett, Chairman, Supreme Court and Constitutional Law Practice Group, Baker Botts L.L.P.

Reviewing The Supreme Court's 2016/17 Term: A Panel Discussion

Colorado Lawyers Chapter Friday, July 28, 12:00 PMMaggiano's Little Italy
500 16th Street
Ste 150
Denver, CO 80202

Speakers: 

  • The Honorable Timothy Tymkovich, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Richard Westfall, Hale Westfall LLP & former clerk to Justice Byron White 
  • Prof. Melissa Hart, University of Colorado Law School & former clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens
  • Katie Yarger, Associate, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher & former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas, then-Judge Neil Gorsuch, & Allison Eid
  • The Honorable Craig Welling, Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals (Moderator)

Summer Happy Hour

DC Young Lawyers Chapter Thursday, August 03, 06:00 PMGordon Biersch
900 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
 

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