SCOTUSBlog has provided this excellent summary of panels over the next few weeks which will address past and pending issues before the court. Not all of the issues may be relevant to day to day lawyering in a court-martial setting, but worth considering. A reminder that SCOTUSBlog is the best website out there with relevant and timely information about what is going on at the Supreme Court. Overall the bloggers make an effort to be non-partisan and minimize the advocacy – which in today’s shouting head media context is very good. SCOTUSWiki is a further good source for information and arguments in pending Supreme Court cases where you may have a similar issue pending at trial, or where you are looking for litigation ideas.
Weds., Sept. 16 at 4 p.m.: The American Bar Association will host “On the Docket: The Legal and Media Worlds Look at the Supreme Court 2009 Term” at the Newseum. Tom Goldstein will be a panelist. Click here for more information and registration details.
Thurs., Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m.: The Cato Institute will host a Constitution Day symposium, “The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue—A Look at the October 2008 and October 2009 Terms.” Click here for more information and registration details.
Friday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m.: The Yale Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic and the Yale Law Journal Online will host a half-day conference, “Important Questions of Federal Law”: Assessing the Supreme Court’s Case Selection Process,” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The conference will consider the nature and causes of changes in the Supreme Court’s docket in recent years, as well as suggestions for reform of the certiorari process; Lyle Denniston will speak on the first panel. Click here for more information and registration details.
Thurs., Sept. 24 at 12 p.m.: The American Constitution Society will host a panel discussion moderated by Tom Goldstein at the National Press Club where a diverse group of experts will offer their insights on the Supreme Court Term that begins October 5. Click here for more information and registration details.
Mon., Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m.: The National Constitution Center will hold a discussion about the changing court and the major cases already awaiting its attention when it reassembles on the first Monday in October. Lyle Denniston will be a panelist. Admission is $9 for members, $15 for non-members, and $7 for students and teachers. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 215.409.6700 or clicking here.