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SCOTUS Year-in-Review (Zoom Program)

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT

*This is a Zoom program*

This program will include a panel discussion and analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s key cases decided in the most recent term, including important decisions involving the First Amendment and religious freedom, consideration of an applicant’s racial identity in college admissions, the reach of the Clean Water Act, and the extent of state legislative authority over federal elections. It will also consider how those decisions may affect litigation in the state courts, particularly in Massachusetts.

This year’s panelists will be: Boston University Law Professors James E. Fleming and Gary S. Lawson, two distinguished academics with divergent views about how SCOTUS should approach the task of constitutional interpretation and the soundness of the reasoning in the opinions of the majority and the dissenters.

The moderator for this program will be Supreme Judicial Court Justice Scott L. Kafker, Flaschner’s President and Dean. Justice Kafker, who previously taught state constitutional law at Boston College Law School for many years, is the author of “The Supreme Court Summons the Ghosts of Bush v. Gore: How Moore v. Harper Haunts State and Federal Constitutional Interpretation of Election Laws,” which will be published in an upcoming issue of The Wake Forest Law Review. You may download the article here.

Register today to attend. Advance registration is required for this educational program. Questions? Feel free to contact us at: programs@flaschner.org.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2023
4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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