San Diego, CA 92101-3090
- Professor Michael Ramsey, San Diego Law
- Professor Glenn Smith, California Western Law
- Marybeth Harold, Thomas Jefferson
- Moderated by Martin Kruming (career editor legal publications)
Please join the Triangle Federalist Society for our 2014 Supreme Court Candidate Forum. Confirmed participants include:
Please join the Chicago Lawyers Chapter for "A Tavern Debate - Resolved: America Needs a Foreign Policy!"
Prof. John Yoo, Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law, University of California Berkeley School of Law
Prof. Alberto Coll, DePaul University College of Law
October 6th will mark the first day of the 2014 Supreme Court term. Thus far, the Court's docket includes major cases involving the First Amendment, separation of powers, election law, criminal law, and more.
Notable cases include Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama and Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama, which concern whether Alabama's legislative redistricting plans were unconstitutional; Elonis v. U.S., which concerns when it is a federal crime to make threatening statements, including messages or postings on social networking web sites such as Facebook; Yates v. U.S., which concerns whether Mr. Yates was given fair notice that throwing undersized fish into the Gulf of Mexico would violate the "document shredding provision" of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; and Zivotofsky v. Kerry, which concerns Congress's vs. the President's authority over passports and foreign affairs.
The Court is also likely to add other significant cases, potentially including King v. Burwell, concerning whether the IRS may extend tax-credit subsidies to offset the cost of coverage purchased through exchanges established by the federal government (rather than state-created exchanges) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; TheEpiscopal Church v. The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, which concerns the resolution of church property disputes; and one or more same-sex marriage cases. In addition to these cases and others, the panelists will discuss the current composition and the future of the Court.