21st Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2018 Term: PLI Boston Groupcast

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    Registration fee waivers and discounts are widely available to attorneys, paralegals and staff working in nonprofit and legal services organizations; pro bono volunteers (providing no-fee legal assistance to clients individually or through an organization); government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardship.  All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

    Why You Should Attend
    At the end of the October 2018 Term Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement. This vacancy from Justice Kennedy's retirement was filled by the Senate's confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Supreme Court observers are watching closely to see if the Court will now shift sharply to the right, or, if Chief Justice John G. Roberts will become a moderate force as a "swing vote" centrist.


    The 21st Annual Supreme Court Review will provide an in-depth review and analysis of the October 2018 Term by a faculty of experts.


    What You Will Learn

    Key topics to be discussed at this year's program include:

    • Overview of the October 2018 Term: identification of major decisions; themes of the term
    • Justices' voting patterns; Kavanaugh's first Term; and the role of Chief Justice Roberts
    • Important decisions on voting equality, freedom of speech, and religion
    • Federal government power, including immigration
    • Business interests and civil litigation

    Who Should Attend


    The program is a must for anyone interested in the development of constitutional law and the United States Supreme Court.

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    Agenda & Materials

    • 9:00 AM EDT

      Opening Remarks

    • 9:15 AM EDT

      Overview of the Supreme Court October 2018 Term

      Major decisions and themes of the term Voting patterns of the Justices Justice Kavanaugh’s first term The role of Chief Justice John Roberts Journalist and Circuit Court perspectives
    • 10:30 AM EDT

      Supreme Court October 2018 Term: Speech, Religion, and Voting

      Are “immoral” and “scandalous” marks entitled to trademark protection? Government sponsorship of Latin Cross Political gerrymandering: Are challenges to political gerrymandering justiciable and, if so, what is the constitutional standard? Racial gerrymandering
    • 11:45 AM EDT

      Networking Break

    • 12:00 PM EDT

      Supreme Court October 2018 Term: Federal Government Power (Including Immigration

      Department of Commerce inclusion of immigration status in census questionnaire Application of non-delegation doctrine Chevron and Auer deference Preemption claims
    • 1:00 PM EDT


    • 2:00 PM EDT

      Supreme Court October 2018 Term: Criminal Procedure

      Incorporation of Excessive Fines Clause Double jeopardy dual sovereignty doctrine Police blood draw from unconscious driver Death penalty issues (lethal injection, impact of defendant’s dementia, application of Batson v. Kentucky)
    • 3:15 PM EDT

      Networking Break

    • 3:30 PM EDT

      Supreme Court October 2018 Term: Civil Rights and other Civil Litigation; Arbitration; Business Interests

      Retaliatory arrests Federal court takings claims Dormant commerce clause and the 21st Amendment State sovereign immunity in state court Arbitration Antitrust liability
    • 4:45 PM EDT


    Please Note

    MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.

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    • $1,095.00 - All Registrants