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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
This term the United States has confronted a wide range of vital constitutional issues. The Court has granted review in cases raising questions of equality in voting; freedom of speech and religion; immigration; Fourth Amendment searches; and federal and state legislative power. The specific issues include: the constitutionality of political gerrymandering; whether compulsory union dues violate the First Amendment; whether a state ban against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is enforceable against an individual who asserts an objection on speech and religion grounds; the validity of Travel Ban III; whether cell phone tracking is a Fourth Amendment search; and whether Congress has the power to prohibit states from authorizing sports gambling.
At PLI’s 20th Annual Supreme Court Review program, an extraordinary faculty representing various constitutional views and perspectives will analyze the leading U.S. Supreme Court decisions rendered during the October 2017 Term. The faculty includes a law school dean, law professors, a Supreme Court journalist, constitutional scholars, and civil rights experts. They will analyze and discuss the Court’s decisions for their doctrinal, precedential and, where appropriate, litigation significance.
What You Will Learn
- Overview of the Term: identifying the major decisions, trends, and voting patterns of the Justices
- Equality in voting
- Freedom of speech and religion
- Immigration and deportation
- Criminal procedure and claims against law enforcement officers
- Business interests (including federal and state governmental power and arbitration)
Who Should Attend
The program is a must for anyone interested in the development of constitutional law and the United States Supreme Court.