SCOTUS Review & Update: Issues on the Horizon--featuring Jeffrey L. Fisher, Neal Katyal, and Jeffrey Rosen
CLE Credit Hours: 1.5 hours of self-study CLE credit*
NACDL is honored to bring together Jeffrey Fisher, Neal Katyal, and Jeffrey Rosen— often referred to as the “genius panel” –all well-known as some of the nation’s foremost legal authorities of the United States Supreme Court to update you on recent decisions, cases now pending before the court, and what we can expect to come in the future. Fisher and Katyal have argued a combined 38 cases in front of the Court, and Rosen, who serves as President and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, is a highly regarded author and journalist whom the Los Angeles Times called "the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator.”
In this 1.5 hour online Webinar, the panel will begin by providing detailed data and statistics on the court from the last term, as well as the current term. They will then touch-on some rare court occurrences and address some important cases on criminal procedure. They will also update you on two cellphone privacy cases United States v. Wurie and Riley v. California – both of which were recently granted certiorari.
Jeffrey L. Fisher (Stanford, CA) – A leading authority on Supreme Court practice and nationally recognized expert on criminal procedure, Jeffrey L. Fisher's work at the law school revolves around handling cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. He has argued 21 cases in the Court, on issues ranging from criminal justice to maritime law to telecommunications and administrative law. His successes include bringing and winning the landmark cases of Crawford v. Washington and Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, in which he persuaded the Court to adopt a new approach to the Constitution's Confrontation Clause; Blakely v. Washington, in which the Court held that the Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial applies to sentencing guidelines; and Kennedy v. Louisiana, in which the Court held that the Eighth Amendment prohibits states from imposing capital punishment for crimes against individuals that do not result in death. In 2006, The National Law Journal named Professor Fisher one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America—the youngest person on the list. In addition to his teaching and practice concerning the Supreme Court, Professor Fisher has published numerous articles on various criminal and constitutional issues, and he currently is writing a treatise on the Confrontation Clause. Before joining the Stanford faculty, Professor Fisher co-chaired the appellate practice group of Davis Wright Tremaine. He clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Neal Katyal (Washington, DC) –Neal Katyal has orally argued 17 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. Currently a Partner at Hogan Lovells where he focuses his practice on appellate and complex litigation, Katyal previously served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States, where he argued several major Supreme Court cases involving a variety of issues, such as his successful defense of the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, his victorious defense of former Attorney General John Ashcroft for alleged abuses in the war on terror, his unanimous victory against 8 states who sued the nation's leading power plants for contributing to global warming, and a variety of other matters. As Acting Solicitor General, Neal was responsible for representing the federal government of the United States in all appellate matters before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeals throughout the nation. He served as Counsel of Record hundreds of times in the U.S. Supreme Court. He was also the only head of the Solicitor General's office to argue a case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, on the important question of whether certain aspects of the human genome were patentable. Neal has also served as a law professor for 15 years at Georgetown University Law Center, where he was one of the youngest professors to have received tenure and a chaired professorship in the university's history. He was also Director of the Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law until his appointment to Principal Deputy Solicitor General at the Justice Department. Additionally, he served as a visiting professor at both Harvard and Yale Law Schools.
Jeffrey Rosen (Philadelphia, PA) – Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the most powerful vision of freedom ever expressed: the U.S. Constitution. He is a professor at The George Washington University Law School, where he has taught since 1997, and is the legal affairs editor of The New Republic, which covers politics and culture from an “unbiased and thought-provoking perspective.” He is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he explores issues involving the future of technology and the Constitution. He has recorded a lecture series for the Teaching Company’s Great Courses on Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution in the 21st Century. Rosen is a highly regarded journalist whose essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, on National Public Radio, and in The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the 10 best magazine journalists in America and a reviewer for the Los Angeles Times called him "the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator.” He received the 2012 Golden Pen Award from the Legal Writing Institute for his “extraordinary contribution to the cause of better legal writing.” Since 2000, he has served as a moderator at The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization with a mission to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. At Aspen, Rosen moderates panels and conducts seminars on technology and the Constitution, privacy, and free speech and democracy. He is the author of several books including The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America; The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America; The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age; and The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America. His most recent book, as co-editor, is Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change. Books about Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis and President William Howard Taft are forthcoming. Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College; Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and Yale Law School.
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*Self-Study CLE credit is issued to participants who fulfill the necessary requirements and in states where self-study CLE is authorized & approved. Additional fees may apply.