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Sep 25

Supreme Court Preview of the 2014 Term

Last term, the Supreme Court addressed such hot button issues as the Obamacare contraception mandate, campaign finance reform, protests outside abortion clinics, unions, and legislative prayer. The next term promises to be just as significant. Already on the docket are cases involving Alabama’s legislative redistricting plan (Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama; Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama), a First Amendment challenge to a federal law that criminalizes threatening statements (Elonis v. United States), a prison policy banning inmates from growing beards for religious reasons (Holt v. Hobbs), a town’s sign code that discriminates against religious signs (Reed v. Town of Gilbert), application of Sarbanes-Oxley’s anti-shredding provision to undersized fish (Yates v. United States), and the scope of the federal anti-discrimination protections for pregnant employees (Young v. United Parcel Service).

Michael Carvin served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel and the Civil Rights Division, and has argued numerous cases before the Supreme Court, including last term’s Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus. Paul Clement served as the 43rd Solicitor General of the United States and has argued over 70 cases before the Supreme Court, including last term’s Hobby Lobby v. Burwell, ABC, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., and Bond v. United States. Join us as these distinguished experts discuss what is likely to unfold in the next Supreme Court term.

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Michael Carvin
Partner, Jones Day 

Paul Clement
Partner, Bancroft PLLC

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