The event, in its 23rd year, brings together leading Supreme Court journalists, advocates, legal scholars, and federal court judges to discuss and analyze the Court’s upcoming term. In addition to William & Mary Law School Dean Davidson Douglas and Professors William Van Alstyne and Timothy Zick, confirmed participants include current/former federal courts of appeal judges and U.S. Solicitors General. Seventeen participants have argued more than 300 cases before the Supreme Court.
The Preview also features seasoned Supreme Court journalists from the nation’s leading newspapers, news magazines, and online sources including Adam Liptak, The New York Times; Lyle Denniston, SCOTUSBlog; David Savage, The Los Angeles Times and Jess Bravin, Wall Street Journal.
The featured case this year is Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association, a First Amendment case exploring whether a state law may constitutionally restrict the sale and marketing of violent video games. This Moot Court proceeding opens the preview beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24.
Additionally, the IBRL is hosting a pre-Preview discussion on Prop 8 with Chuck Cooper (advocate in the case), Hon. Jeff Sutton (6th Cir.), Erwin Chemerinsky (Dean, UC Irvine), and Walter Dellinger (Duke Law, O'Melveny & Meyers) with Joan Biskupic of USA Today moderating. This discussion will be Sept. 24 from 4 – 5 p.m. in Room 119 of the Law School.
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