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September 23, 2022

American Bar Association program previews upcoming Supreme Court term

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2022 —The American Bar Association and the American University Washington College of Law will host the virtual program, “On the Docket: Looking Ahead at the New Supreme Court Term,” on Sept. 29. Issues before the Supreme Court this new term include redistricting, affirmative action, voting rights and free speech among others.

Legal experts will discuss the following cases:

  • Merrill v Milligan: Whether an Alabama redistricting plan violates a section of the Voting Rights Act
  • Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina: Whether the court should overrule Grutter v Bollinger and hold that colleges and universities cannot use race as a factor in admissions
  • 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis: Whether applying a public-accommodation law violates the free speech clause of the First Amendment
  • Haaland v. Brackeen: The constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act
  • Moore v. Harper: Whether state legislature can set rules for federal elections

The new Supreme Court term begins Monday, Oct. 3. The experts will also review the Dobbs decision and look at potential upcoming reproductive rights cases.

On the Docket: Looking Ahead at the New Supreme Court TermSponsored by ABA Division for Public Education and the American University Washington College of Law

Thursday, Sept. 29
12-1:30 p.m. EDT

Online (Zoom)

Stephen Wermiel, professor of Practice in Constitutional Law at American University Washington College of Law, will moderate the discussion. He is the author of an occasional column on aimed at explaining the Supreme Court to law students. A former Supreme Court reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Wermiel covered and interpreted Supreme Court decisions and analyzed legal trends for 12 years.

The panelists are:

  • Erwin Chemerinsky, dean, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • Maya Manian, faculty director, Health Law and Policy Program, American University Washington College of Law
  • Roman Martinez, partner, Latham & Watkins
  • Kimberly Robinson, Supreme Court reporter and editor, Bloomberg News

For media credentialing, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at 202-662-1039 or [email protected].

This program is hosted by Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, the single-most comprehensive source of information on and analysis of matters before the Supreme Court, giving you a ringside seat to every case argued. Preview publishes monthly while the Supreme Court is in session and includes a wrap-up issue reviewing the year at the end of the session.

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.