Speakers Kendall Thomas, Sarah H. Cleveland, Steven Shapiro and Ellen P. Chapnick
The term that ended in June produced landmark decisions in cases dealing with the marriage rights of same-sex couples, the Voting Rights Act, affirmative action, and alleged human rights abuses abroad, among other issues. The current term also promises to be a blockbuster with the justices taking up abortion rights, campaign finance laws, legislative prayer, and the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act.
In addition to providing commentary and analysis, Shapiro, who is also a lecturer at the Law School, moderated the Oct. 8 event. SJI Dean Ellen P. Chapnick introduced the panelists.
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