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TJSL Hosts “Supreme Court Preview” Panel on September 17

September 6, 2013

Professor Bryan Wildenthal

The San Diego Lawyer’s Chapter of the Federalist Society, the TJSL Federalist Society and the Federal Bar Association are co-sponsoring a “Supreme Court Preview” panel on Tuesday, September 17, from 11:45-12:50 in room 225.

TJSL Professor Bryan Wildenthal will be on the panel accompanied by local Professors Glenn Smith and Michael Ramsey. Professor Smith of California Western School of Law is the creator of a nationally-recognized seminar that teaches law students about the Supreme Court. Professor Ramsey of the University of San Diego School of Law clerked for Justice U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.

“This is an exciting preview of all the hot button issues the court may decide next year, said Professor Wildenthal. “If you thought this year was great, stay tuned,”

Panelists will discuss cases the court has or may grant Certiorari on for the upcoming term beginning in October. Some of the anticipated topics include: political campaign finance, Indian gaming, derivatives under the Immigration and Nationality Act, age discrimination, affirmative action, abortion-inducing drugs, the separation of church and state, and presidential recess appointments.

The Hon. Larry Alan Burns will be moderating this event. Judge Burns was nominated by President George W. Bush and currently serves as a Federal District Judge for the Southern District of California. Most recently, Judge Burns was selected to be a visiting Federal District Judge for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to preside over the trial of Jared Lee Loughner. Loughner was sentenced to life after pleading guilty to 19 murder and attempted murder charges in connection to his shooting spree that severely injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and fatally injured the late U.S. District Court Judge John Roll.

1 hour CLE credit will be provided.

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