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The October Term 2020 for the Supreme Court has been like no other.  In the midst of a pandemic, oral arguments continue to be held by telephone.  The death Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett and the potential long-term changes from a conservative Court are yet to be determined.   Please join Dean Erwin Chemerinsky as he provides a review of the major cases this term, including those concerning the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, free exercise of religion and the First Amendment, copyright protection and fair use, the application of the Eighth Amendment to juvenile sentences, the limitation of a state court to exercise jurisdiction over an out-of-state defendant, and free speech, social media and the First Amendment.

Cases to be addressed include:

  • California v. Texas – 8 minutes
  • Fulton v. City of Philadelphia – 8 minutes
  • Google v. Oracle – 8 minutes
  • Jones v. Mississippi – 8 minutes
  • Ford Motor Company v. Bandemer and Ford Motor Company v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court – 8 minutes
  • Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. 8 minutes


Topics to be addressed include:

  • The addition of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Court 6 minutes
  • President Biden’s commission on Supreme Court reform 6 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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