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Supreme Court—A Year in Review

Length: 2 hours 41 minutes

During the October 2014 Term, the Supreme Court decided some of the most contested legal issues in years, including the “gay marriage” cases, making for an exciting “year in review.” At this program, a prominent panel of Supreme Court litigators, former Supreme Court law clerks, constitutional scholars, and federal judges will examine, review, and debate the leading Supreme Court decisions of the Term and their impact on the future. The speakers represent diverse points of view and perspectives and will provide insightful discussions of the Court’s decisions.
The panel will specifically cover the most important decisions from the Supreme Court’s Term, which include cases touching on several areas of law:
• First Amendment (Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans; Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar)
• Administrative Law, Federalism, and Separation of Powers (King v. Burwell; Zivotofsky v. Kerry)
• Civil Rights, Voting Rights, and Equal Protection (Obergefell v. Hodges (the gay marriage cases); DHS v McLean)
• Securities Law, Intellectual Property, and Procedure (Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund; Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc.)
• Criminal Law and Procedure (Ohio v. Clark; Heien v. North Carolina)

Program Chair: The Honorable Paul Engelmayer, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York

CLE credit: New York: 3.0 pp; New Jersey: 3.2 general; California & Pennsylvania: 2.5 general

6:00pm-6:10pm Introductions
Ira Feinberg

6:10pm-6:40pm Speech, Religion, and Campaign Finance
Allyson N. Ho

6:40pm-7:10pm Administrative Law, Federalism, and Separation of Powers
Akhil Reed Amar

7:10pm-7:40pm Civil Rights, Voting Rights, and Equal Protection
Neal K. Katyal

7:40pm-7:50pm Break

7:50pm-8:20 pm Securities Law, Intellectual property, and Procedure
E. Joshua Rosenkranz

8:20pm-8:40pm Criminal Law and Procedure
Honorable Alison J. Nathan

8:40pm-9:00pm Q&A

Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • Supreme Court--A Year in Review
  • Affirmation of Self-Study