Sunday, April 10, 2016

May 2: Webcast - The Death of Justice Antonin Scalia -- What It Means for the Supreme Court This Year and in the Future

FREE WEBCAST CLE: The Supreme Court has an unusually large number of cases before it this term on controversial issues: abortion, affirmative action, the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act, the First Amendment rights of non-union members, immigration and voting districting. The long-established procedure is that for a justice to participate in a ruling, he or she must be on the bench at the time the decision is handed down. Justice Scalia's vote, therefore, will not be counted in any case this year that has not already been issued. Obviously, in any case where there is a majority without him, the decision still will be forthcoming.
But there may be a number of 4-4 ties without his vote. Will the Court announce a 4-4 split? Will the Court decide to put these evenly divided cases over for reargument next year? Will the court have a ninth justice next year? What is before the Court and what might the Court’s decisions mean?
Cases to be addressed include:

· Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt
· Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin 
· Zubik v. Burwell
· Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association 
· United States v. Texas
· Evenwel v. Abbott 

Title:
October Term 2015: The Death of Justice Antonin Scalia -- What It Means for the Supreme Court This Year and in the Future
When/Where:
May 2, 2016
1:00 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
1 Credit In Most Jurisdictions
Speakers:
  • Dean Erwin Chemerinsky ~ Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Program Attorney: Amy Taub ~ Practising Law Institute
By:
PLI
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