Semi-Annual Supreme Court Update: The 2013-14 Term

  • July 8, 2014
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Sponsored by The Constitution Project

Remarks by Representative Robert C. “Bobby” Scott Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

Join us for an analysis of major cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during its 2013-14 Term at a briefing. The analysis will be led by Steve Vladeck, Professor of Law and constitutional scholar at the American University Washington College of Law, and Supreme Court Fellow with The Constitution Project.  It will also include Sarah Turberville, Senior Counsel at The Constitution Project.

The discussion will involve major cases before the Court this Term, including:

  • Noel Canning (recess appointments)
  • Hobby Lobby (the ACA’s “contraceptive mandate”)
  • McCutcheon v. FEC (campaign finance)
  • Harris v. Quinn (public-sector unions and the First Amendment)
  • Schuette v. BAMN (state bans on affirmative action)
  • Bond v. United States (Congress’s power to enforce a treaty)
  • Town of Greece v. Galloway (government prayer and the Establishment Clause)
  • McCullen v. Coakley (abortion clinic buffer zones and the First Amendment)
  • Hall v. Florida (whether threshold IQ requirement for executions violate Eighth Amendment)
  • Riley and Wurie (whether cell phone searches incident to arrest require a warrant)

Who


Steve Vladeck, Professor of Law and constitutional scholar at the American University Washington College of Law, and Supreme Court Fellow with The Constitution Project

Sarah Turberville, Senior Counsel at The Constitution Project

When


4:00PM - 5:30PM

Where


2237 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
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