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Sep 24

Supreme Court Preview of the 2013 Term


Last term, the Supreme Court addressed such hot button issues as same-sex marriage, racial preferences, and voting rights. The next term promises to be just as significant. Already on the docket are challenges to the Clean Air Act (American Lung Association v. EME Homer City Generation), to biennial limits on campaign contributions (McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission), to the disparate impact theory under the Fair Housing Act (Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc.), to the constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointments (NLRB v. Noel Canning), to Congress’s ability to expand its own power to enact legislation using the Treaty Clause (Bond v. United States), and to a court ruling that a state violates the Equal Protection Clause by amending its constitution to prohibit race-and sex-based discrimination or preferential treatment in public-university admissions decisions (Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action).

Paul Clement served as the 43rd Solicitor General of the United States and has argued over 65 cases before the Supreme Court, including high profile cases like NFIB v. Sebelius, Rumsfeld v. Padilla, McConnell v. FEC, and McDonald v. Chicago. John Elwood served as a Deputy in the Office of Legal Counsel and an Assistant to the Solicitor General, has briefed or argued more than 15 cases before the Supreme Court, and has been recognized in 2012 and 2013 as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer. Join us as these distinguished experts discuss what is likely to unfold in the next Supreme Court term.

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Paul Clement
Partner, Bancroft PLLC 

John Elwood
Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP

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