Friday, September 29, 2017

300 New Jersey Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20001

PLF and National Review Institute — Supreme Court Preview


With its full complement of justices, the High Court has been adding blockbuster cases to its docket at a surprising rate. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seemingly agreed, saying last July that “We can safely predict that next term will be a momentous one.” The Court’s docket already includes challenges to the Trump administration’s travel ban, an examination of whether electoral districts drawn with partisan motives are unconstitutional, a challenge to warrantless tracking of cell phone locations, a religious baker’s First Amendment defense relating to his refusal to design cakes for same sex marriage ceremonies, and several other cases with significant economic, environmental, and administrative law implications.

Yet some of the most consequential cases are added each year after the Court’s late September “long conference.” Our distinguished panel members will discuss the most significant cases, including those the Court selects during its September 25 conference. They will also highlight promising cert. petitions that may be granted later in the term.


Michael A. Carvin
Partner, Jones Day, Issues & Appeals Practice

John P. Elwood
Partner, Vinson & Elkins, Appellate Practice Group
Relist Watch Columnist,

Donald B Verrilli, Jr.
Former Solicitor General of the United States
Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson

Moderated by:
Ramesh Ponnuru
Senior Editor, National Review
Senior Fellow, National Review Institute

Please join us to listen to their insight and ask your questions.

Space (and lunch) is limited. Please RSVP here by September 25.


More details

This event will run from 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. EDT

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  • WHERE: 300 New Jersey Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20001
  • WHEN: Friday, September 29, 2017
  • SPEAKER: Michael A. Carvin, John P. Elwood, Donald B Verrilli, Jr., Ramesh Ponnuru