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2010 Preview
Moot Court: Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association
Arguing the case on First Amendment Freedoms and Violent Video Games were advocates Ted Cruz (Morgan Lewis) and Michael McConnell (Stanford Law School: Justice, US Court of Appeals, Ret.)

Participants
  • Debo Adegbile,  NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • Joan Biskupic, USA Today
  • Jess Bravin, The Wall Street Journal
  • Beth Brinkmann, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Paul Clement, King & Spalding
  • Charles J. Cooper, Cooper & Kirk
  • Ted Cruz, Morgan Lewis
  • Walter Dellinger, O'Melveny & Myers
  • Lyle Denniston, SCOTUS Blog
  • Davison Douglas, Dean, William & Mary Law School
  • James Dwyer, William & Mary Law School
  • Gregory C. Garre,  Latham & Watkins
  • Thomas C. Goldstein, Akin Gump
  • Linda Greenhouse, Yale Law School
  • Pam Karlan, Stanford Law School
  • Allison Orr Larsen, William & Mary Law School
  • Adam Liptak, The New York Times
  • Michael W. McConnell, Stanford Law School
  • Glen D. Nager, Jones Day
  • Carter Phillips, Sidley Austin
  • David Savage, The Los Angeles Times
  • Jeffrey Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • William Van Alstyne, William & Mary Law School
  • Timothy Zick, William & Mary Law School


    2009 Preview
    Moot Court:  Graham v. Florida
    Arguing  whether the imposition of a life sentence on a thirteen-year-old for a non-homicide violates the prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment were advocates John Blume of Cornell Law School (Director of the Cornell Death Penalty Project) and Kevin C. Newsom of Bradley Arant (a former Solicitor General in Alabama)
    Participants:
    • Joan Biskupic, USA Today
    • John Blume, Cornell Law School
    • Beth Brinkmann, U.S. Department of Justice
    • Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, University of California, Irvine School of Law
    • Paul Clement, King & Spalding
    • Walter Dellinger, O'Melveny & Meyers
    • Lyle Denniston, SCOTUS Blog
    • Davison Douglas, Dean, William & Mary School of Law
    • Miguel Estrada, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
    • Gregory Garre, Latham & Watkins
    • Michael Gerhardt, University of North Carolina Law School
    • Thomas C. Goldstein, Akin Gump
    • Pam Karlan, Stanford Law School
    • Adam Liptak, The New York Times
    • Dahlia Lithwick,  Slate
    • Deanne Maynard, Morrison & Foerster
    • Michael W. McConnell, Stanford Law School
    • Kevin C. Newsom, Bradley Arant
    • Sandra Day O'Connor,  Justice, Supreme Court of the United States (Ret),
    • Chancellor, College of William & Mary
    • Carter Phillips, Sidley Austin
    • Lee Rawls, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • David Savage, The Los Angeles Times
    • Suzanna Sherry, Vanderbilt Law School
    • Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News
    • David Strauss, University of Chicago Law School
    • William Van Alstyne, William & Mary School of Law
    • Timothy Zick, William & Mary School of Law

     

    2008 Preview
    Moot Court:  FCC v. Fox Television, with Tom Goldstein arguing the FCC's position, and Erwin Chemerinsky arguing Fox's position.
    Participants:
    • Robert Barnes, The Washington Post
    • Marsha Siegel Berzon, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • Joan Biskupic, USA Today
    • John Blume, Cornell Law School; Director, Cornell Death Penalty Project
    • Beth Brinkmann, Morrison and Foerster
    • Paul Cassell,  University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
    • Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California, Irvine School of Law
    • Paul Clement, Georgetown University Law Center, Supreme Court Institute
    • Walter Dellinger, O'Melveny & Meyers; Duke Law School
    • Lyle Denniston, SCOTUS Blog
    • Davison Douglas, William & Mary School of Law
    • Miguel Estrada, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    • Thomas C. Goldstein, Akin Gump
    • Linda Greenhouse, The New York Times
    • Pam Karlan, Stanford Law School
    • Michael W. McConnell, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
    • John McGinnis, Northwestern Law School
    • David Savage, The Los Angeles Times
    • Jay Sekulow, American Center for Law & Justice
    • Theodore Shaw, Columbia Law School
    • Paul Smith, Jenner & Block
    • William Van Alstyne, William & Mary School of Law
    • Diane Wood, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • Timothy Zick, William & Mary School of Law