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The October Term 2021 for the Supreme Court, with the three justices appointed by President Donald Trump, will serve as an indication of the potential long-term changes from a conservative Court and the future of constitutional law.  Please join Dean Erwin Chemerinsky as he provides a review of the major cases this term, including those concerning the potentially significant restriction on abortion rights; protections for gun owners under the Second Amendment; whether the Free Exercise Clause requires the government to provide aid to religious schools when it gives assistance to private secular schools; whether a public school employee’s prayer during school sports activities is protected speech, and if so, can the public school employer prohibit it to avoid violating the Establishment Clause; redistricting; whether states with interests can intervene to defend a rule when the United States ceases to defend it; civil suits to enforce Miranda v. Arizona; freedom of speech.

Cases to be addressed include:

  • Whole Women’s Health v. Jackson; Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – 10 minutes
  • New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen – 8 minutes
  • Carson v. Makin – 5 minutes
  • Kennedy v. Bremerton School District – 5 minutes
  • Merrill v. Milligan – 5 minutes
  • Arizona v. City and County of San Francisco, California – 5 minutes 
  • Vega v. Tekoh – 5 minutes
  • City of Austin, Texas v. Reagan National Advertising of Texas; Shurtleff v. Boston – 7 minutes


Topics to be addressed include:

  • The upcoming retirement of Justice Stephen G. Breyer and addition of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Court 5 minutes
  • The report submitted by President Biden’s commission on Supreme Court reform 5 minutes


Register now for this special event in celebration of Law Day and plan to join Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law for this important discussion.




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