Supreme Court 2022-23 Term in Review

Professors Amar and Dorf will discuss the leading cases the Supreme Court decided in its most recent Term, as well as those issues that the Court failed to address. Topics will include: race-based affirmative action in higher education admissions; judicial review of political gerrymandering; conflicts between free speech and anti-discrimination law; validity of administrative student debt forgiveness; state regulation of animal welfare; Indian Child Welfare Act's preference for adoption by tribal members; Title 42 border policy; social media company liability for third-party content; and more. Time permitting, Professors Amar and Dorf will also discuss calls for a binding ethics code for Supreme Court justices.

Agenda:

  • Overview of the 2022-23 Supreme Court Term
    • How monumentally did this term change the legal landscape?

  • Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard
    • Affirmative action, the approach of the opinion, constitutional distinctions, and what schools might do now

  • Moore v. Harper and Allen v. Milligan
    • The Elections Clause, the Voting Rights Act, redistricting plans, the powers of state legislatures, and how the Court dealt with the theories underlying the cases

  • 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis
    • The First Amendment, creating expressions, discrimination, and how the Court decided the case

  • Biden v. Nebraska
    • Separation of powers, the Administrative Procedure Act, student loan forgiveness, state standing, and the opinion's approach

  • Haaland v. Brackeen
    • The Indian Child Welfare Act, tribal member preference in adoption proceedings, federal authority, and the opinion of the Court

  • Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith
    • Transformative works under the Copyright Act, silkscreen prints and illustrations based on a photograph by another artist, and the Justices' analysis

  • Other Interesting Cases From the Term
Topics covered include: Legal Updates
Duration of this webinar: 60 minutes
Originally broadcast: July 19, 2023 12:00 PM PT
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Speakers
Vikram Amar
Vikram Amar Dean and Iwan Foundation Professor of Law
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Vikram Amar has since 2015 served as the dean and a named professor of the College of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before that, he was a professor and administrator at various law schools within the UC system. He has penned several books and over 75 articles in leading academic journals, focusing on constitutional law, federal courts, and civil procedure. He earned his AB from UC Berkeley and his JD from Yale Law School. After law school he clerked for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court before joining the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He was the first person of South Asian heritage to clerk at the Supreme Court, and was the first American-born person of Indian descent to become the dean of a major American law school Read More ›

Michael Dorf
Michael Dorf Professor of Law
Cornell Law School

Michael C. Dorf teaches constitutional law, federal courts, and related subjects at Cornell Law School. He has authored or co-authored six books and over one hundred scholarly articles and essays for law journals and peer-reviewed science and social science journals. He also writes a bi-weekly column for Verdict and publishes a popular blog, Dorf on Law. Dorf received his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard.

He served as a law clerk for Judge Reinhardt in the Ninth Circuit and then for Justice Kennedy at the U.S. Supreme Court. He maintains an active pro bono practice, mostly consisting of writing Supreme Court briefs.

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