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26th Annual United States Supreme Court Update

17


October 17, 2019

7:45 AM - 3:10 PM

Atlanta - Bar Center Atlanta Georgia 30303

Agenda

Presiding: Kathleen M. Burch, Program Chair; Professor, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Atlanta

7:45 Registration

8:25 Welcome
Kathleen Burch, Professor, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Atlanta

8:30 The Death Penalty
A discussion of the death penalty cases decided by the Court last term and the issue of competency.
Michael Mears, Associate Professor, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Atlanta

9:15 Free Speech
The Court addressed free speech in three very different scenarios: offensive trademarks, retaliatory arrest, and when a private entity is a state actor for free speech analysis. Is there consistency in the Court’s free speech jurisprudence?
Kathleen Burch, Professor, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Atlanta

10:00 Break

10:10 Redistricting and Political Gerrymander
A discussion of the impact of Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill and Rucho v. Common Cause.
Sean Young, Legal Director, ACLU of Georgia, Atlanta

10:55 The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act – Again
Where, when, and how can victims of terroristic attacks sue in U.S. Courts. A discussion of the impact of Republic of Sudan v. Harrison on the interpretation of FSIA.
Jeffrey A. VanDetta, The John E. Ryan Professor of International Business and Workplace Law, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Atlanta

11:40 Lunch

12:00 Structure and Sovereignty
A discussion of the Court’s decisions on federalism and state sovereignty.
Fred O. Smith, Jr., Associate Professor, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta

12:55 Citizenship and Census
A discussion of Department of Commerce v. New York. Why add a citizenship question? What is the impact on apportionment and voting? What is the impact on immigration? What is the impact on Georgia?
Andrew Pinson, Solicitor General, State of Georgia, Atlanta
Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal and Advocacy Director, Project South, Atlanta
Sean Young, Legal Director, ACLU of Georgia, Atlanta

1:45 Break

1:55 Religion in the Public Square
When can the government maintain a cross on public property without violating the Establishment Clause? A discussion of American Legion v. American Humanists.
Nathan Chapman, AssociateProfessor, University of Georgia School of Law, Athens

2:40 Criminal Law Review
A review of the criminal law and criminal procedure cases decided by the Court last term.
Judith Barger, Associate Dean for Administration, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Atlanta

3:10 Adjourn

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Total Hours* Ethics Professionalism Trial Practice
*The 6 total hours include 0 ethics, 0 professionalism and 2 trial practice hour.

Seminar Number: 10323

Registration Options

$250 Early*
$350 Onsite

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Materials may not be available until 48 hours before the seminar.

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*Early registration closes 48 hours before the seminar

Registration Guidelines

See brochure for registration guidelines and agenda.