2009-2010 Supreme Court Term Review

  • July 21, 2010

On July 21, 2010, TCP helped organize a congressional briefing on some of the most important criminal law cases decided during the recently concluded Supreme Court term. Moderated by TCP President Virginia Sloan and hosted by Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman, House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties and Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA), Chairman, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, the event was designed to provide members of Congress and their staff insight into reasoning and impact of these influential cases.

Panelists: (l-r) Steve Vladeck, Virginia Sloan, Bryan Stevenson, Representative Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA)

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