2016 Supreme Court Preview

September 23-24th, 2016

FRIDAY, 9/23



The 2016 Preview will feature 17 Supreme Court advocates who have collectively argued more than 400 cases before the US Supreme Court.  The Preview has been approved for 6 CLE credits in Virginia.

The Preview will begin at 5 pm on Friday, September 23 with a moot court on one of the most controversial cases of the 2016 term, Pena-Rodriquez v. Colorado.  The issue presented in this case is whether racial bias in jury deliberations violates the right to a fair and impartial trial.  This year's moot court advocates are Christopher Landau (Kirkland & Ellis) and David A. Strauss (University of Chicago Law School).

The Preview will continue on Saturday, September 24 with panels throughout the day. Panels will discuss other cases for the upcoming term, including immigration, the president's appointments power, the death penalty, church-state aid, race and congressional districting, and insider trading.  Preview panels will also consider the Supreme Court and the 2016 elections and the ramifications of an 8 member Supreme Court.

​Bob Barnes (Washington Post)
Joan Biskupic (Reuters)
Jess Bravin (Wall Street Journal)
Beth Brinkmann (Deputy Assistant Attorney General)
Erwin Chemerinsky  (University of California Irvine School of Law)
Paul Clement (Bancroft)
Walter Dellinger (O’Melveny & Myers)
Lyle Denniston (SCOTUSblog)
Jeff Fisher (Stanford University Law School)
David Frederick (Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel)
Greg Garre (Latham & Watkins)
Linda Greenhouse (Yale Law School)
Pam Karlan (Stanford Law School)
Neal Katyal (Hogan Lovells)
Leondra Kruger (Associate Justice, Supreme Court of California)
Christopher Landau (Kirkland Ellis)
Adam Liptak (New York Times)
Patti Millett (U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit)
Andy Pincus  (Mayer Brown)
David Savage (Los Angeles Times)
Kannon Shanmugam (Williams & Connolly)
Paul Smith (Jenner & Block)
David Strauss (University of Chicago Law School)
Greg Stohr (Bloomberg)
Richard Wolf (USA Today)