Saturday, January 31, 2015

February 16: Saint Paul - The Case Against the Supreme Court

While many Americans may perceive the Supreme Court as objective,
Erwin Chemerinsky
Erwin Chemerinsky argues that this is nonsense and always has been. Chemerinsky says that the Court is made up of fallible individuals who often base decisions on their own biases. Today, he believes the Roberts Court is promoting a conservative agenda under the guise of following a neutral methodology, but notorious decisions, such as Citizens United and Shelby County, are hardly recent exceptions. Come to the Hamline School of Law for Erwin Chemerinsky’s talk about how the Court has largely failed throughout American history, often at its most important tasks and at the most important times.
The Case Against the Supreme Court 
David Cobin Memorial Lecture
February 16, 2015
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Hamline University Anderson Center Room 111-112
Hamline Law School
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284
Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding dean of the University of California-Irvine Law School. He is the Raymond Pryke professor of law and has a joint appointment in the Political Science Department. Previously, he taught at Duke Law School for four years, during which he won the Duke University Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award in 2006. Before that, he taught for 21 years at the University of Southern California School of Law. Chemerinsky has also taught at UCLA School of Law and DePaul University College of Law.
His areas of expertise are constitutional law, federal practice, civil rights and civil liberties, and appellate litigation. He is the author of eight books, most recently The Case Against the Supreme Court, to be published by Viking in September 2014, and more than 200 articles in top law reviews. He frequently argues cases before the nation’s highest courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and also serves as a commentator on legal issues for national and local media. He writes a weekly column for the Orange County Register, monthly columns for the ABA Journal and the Daily Journal, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. In January 2014, National Jurist magazine named Dean Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States.
Hamline University School of Law
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