FCBA & SU College of Law CLE: “United States Supreme Court: The 2018-2019 Term”

Published: August 9, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018
1:30 to 4:15 p.m.
Registration opens at 1:00 p.m.
Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom, Dineen Hall Syracuse University College of Law
950 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244
The College of Law‘s second annual Supreme Court Preview program will again examine the Court in the midst of transition. In July, Justice Anthony Kennedy retired after nearly three decades on the
country’s highest court. Justice Kennedy was the deciding swing vote in many high profile cases
during his tenure and his retirement announcement launched a politically contentious nomination
process that has dominated the news cycle for most of the summer.

Meanwhile, with more than three dozen cases already on the 2018-2019 docket, the Court’s work
continues. Featured speaker Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate, will open the afternoon
program with a lecture on the impacts that these significant court transitions have on the
journalists who regularly cover the Court. Lithwick will then join the Honorable Rosemary Pooler of
the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and College of Law Professors Sanjay Chhablani and Margaret Harding for a panel discussion moderated by Vice Dean Keith Bybee. The panel will preview some of the cases that are currently pending before the Court, including cases involving arbitration, the death penalty, the double jeopardy clause, and Native American sovereignty, among others. A list (with short descriptions) of the cases on the docket for the October 2018 term can be found on SCOTUSblog. Further details about the program will be posted as the event approaches.

3.0 Credits towards Professional Practice

Timed Agenda
1:00–1:30 p.m. CLE Registration
1:30–1:35 p.m. Welcome and Introduction Craig M. Boise, Dean and Professor of Law
1:35–2:35 p.m. “The Supreme Court in Transition: A Supreme Court Reporter’s Perspective”
Dahlia Lithwick, Slate, Senior Editor and Legal Correspondent
2:35– 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45–4:15 p.m. Panel Discussion: “Supreme Court Preview: 2018-2019 Term”
Moderator: Keith James Bybee, Vice Dean and Paul E. and Hon. Joanne F. Alper ’72 Judiciary Studies Professor of Law
Panel participants:
Hon. Rosemary Pooler, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Dahlia Lithwick, Slate, Senior Editor and Legal Correspondent
Sanjay Chhablani, Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence
Margaret Harding, Professor of Law
4:15–5:30 p.m. Happy Hour

This program is open to the public.
If you are seeking CLE credit, please register by September 14, 2018, as follows:

Registration here:  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efl0te3x151a2e91&llr=wykvxteab

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