2018 Supreme Court Preview

FRIDAY, 9/21

Schedule of Events


The 2018 Preview features 4 federal court of appeals judges, 16 Supreme Court advocates who have collectively argued more than 300 cases before the Supreme Court, and leading Supreme Court reporters and columnists from the nation's top newspapers. The Preview begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 21 with a moot court on the case Nieves v Bartlett. The issue in this case concerns the First Amendment and retaliatory arrests. Trooper Nieves arrested Bartlett for assault and Bartlett claimed the assault was retaliatory and violated his First Amendment rights. The question before the Supreme Court is whether someone can sure for retaliatory arrest if there was probable cause to arrest him. The moot will be argued by Nicole Saharsky of Gibson, Dunn and William Jay of Goodwin Procter.  

The Friday night programming also features a panel on the Kavanaugh nomination’s potential impact on the Supreme Court. The Preview continues on Saturday, September 22 with panels throughout the day. Panels will consider the most interesting and important cases on the Court's docket. Panels will also consider legal issues that seem to be heading to the Supreme Court, nationwide injunctions and the relationship between higher and lower courts, and the Trump Department of Justice.

Historically, the Preview has been approved for 6 CLE credits.

2018 Panelists:

Bob Barnes (Washington Post)

Joan Biskupic (CNN)

Jess Bravin (Wall Street Journal)

Beth Brinkmann (Covington & Burling)

Erwin Chemerinsky (University of California, Berkeley, School of Law STEDDA Berkeley)

Paul Clement (Kirkland & Ellis)

John Elwood (Vinson & Elkins)

Garrett Epps (University of Baltimore School of Law)

Jeff Fisher (Stanford University Law School)

Greg Garre (Latham & Watkins)

Adam Gershowitz (William & Mary Law School)

Linda Greenhouse (Yale Law School)

Tara Grove (William & Mary Law School)

Pamela Harris (U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit)

Toby Heytens (University of Virginia School of Law)

William Jay (Goodwin Procter LLP)

Pam Karlan (Stanford Law School)

Alli Larsen (William & Mary Law School)

Adam Liptak (New York Times)

Michael W. McConnell (Stanford Law School)

Patricia Millett (U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit)

Kevin Newsom (US Court of Appeals, 11th Circut)

David Savage (Los Angeles Times)

Kannon Shanmugam (Williams & Connolly)

Paul Smith (Campaign Legal Center)

Greg Stohr (Bloomberg)

Jeffrey Wall (US Solicitor General)

Timothy Zick (William & Mary Law School)