Supreme Court Update
The 2015-2016 Term
Sponsored by The Constitution Project
Hosts: Representatives Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (Va.), Steve Cohen (Tenn.) and the Congressional Staff Association for Constitutional Studies
Join us for an analysis of major cases decided – and to be decided – by the U.S. Supreme Court during its 2015-16 Term at a briefing on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in 2261 Rayburn House Office Building. 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.
The discussion will involve major cases before the Court this Term, including, but not limited to:
- Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt—whether a Texas law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital violate Casey’s “undue burden” standard.
- Fisher v. University of Texas—whether the University’s race-based affirmative action policy violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
- Evenwel v. Abbott—whether the Constitution’s “one person, one vote” requirement for apportionment of congressional districts should be based upon the district’s total population, voter population, or some other population category.
- Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell—whether HHS regulations creating exemptions from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate for religious employers violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
- United States v. Texas—whether President Obama’s deferred action immigration policy violates the APA, and, if not, whether it violates Article II of the Constitution.
The Supreme Court update will also examine some of the most pressing general issues facing today’s Court, including: Justice Scalia’s passing; the aging Court (and potential retirements after the 2016 elections); the Court’s increasingly shrinking docket; and the creeping growth of the summary docket in non-habeas cases.
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Analysis of major cases decided – and to be decided – by the U.S. Supreme Court during its 2015-16 Term
Representatives Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (Va.) and Steve Cohen (Tenn.)
Steve Vladeck, Professor of Law at the American University Washington College of Law and Supreme Court Fellow with The Constitution Project
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rayburn House Office Building Room 2203