Short video featuring John Inazu

How can we thrive in a modern society with serious ideological differences between us? Washington University School of Law Professor John Inazu discusses the idea of “confident pluralism” and the value of our profound differences.

Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast

On Tuesday, October 11, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado. This case involves the constitutionality of a Colorado rule that bars a defendant from introducing evidence that a juror was racially biased. The justices will consider whether applying a no-impeachment rule to block evidence in this context violates the Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury.


  • John C. Richter, Partner, King & Spalding
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast

On Wednesday, October 5, the Supreme Court heard argument in Salman v. U.S. on what constitutes a personal benefit in insider trading.  The Court will consider the Ninth Circuit’s holding in this matter that a personal benefit can be established by the fact that a tippee shared a close family relationship. The Second Circuit previously held in United States v. Newman that a personal benefit to an insider necessary to establish insider trading under Dirks v. SEC requires proof of “an exchange that is objective, consequential, and represents at least a potential gain of a pecuniary or similarly valuable nature.” 


  • Todd F. Braunstein, Global Head of Legal Investigations, Willis Towers Watson
Free Speech and Election Law Practice Group Podcast

On Wednesday, September 28, the First Circuit Court of Appeals decided Rideout v. Gardner, the first federal appellate ruling regarding restrictions on "ballot selfies,” or photographs of one’s own ballot. The court ruled that New Hampshire's prohibition does not survive intermediate First Amendment scrutiny. Steve Klein of the Pillar of Law Institute, who is lead counsel in a similar case in Michigan, discussed the ruling’s implications for political speech relating to polling places and the status of ballot selfie challenges nationwide.


  • Mr. Stephen R. Klein, Attorney, Pillar of Law Institute
Short video featuring Greg Dolin

How will the Supreme Court rule on a high-stakes patent law case? Professor Greg Dolin of the University of Baltimore School of Law weighs in on this $1B lawsuit between Samsung and Apple, a patent war that has been fought in courtrooms around the world which may finally be settled by the Supreme Court in what is being called the patent trial of the century. Oral argument is October 11, 2016.