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Steven H. Goldblatt


Director, Supreme Court Institute, Professor of Law

B.A., Franklin and Marshall; J.D., Georgetown

Areas of Expertise:

Civil Rights and Discrimination, Clinical Education, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure

Professor Goldblatt directed the Appellate Litigation Program for over thirty years, relinquishing that position in 2017.  He has argued five cases in the Supreme...

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Professor Goldblatt directed the Appellate Litigation Program for over thirty years, relinquishing that position in 2017.  He has argued five cases in the Supreme Court and many others in lower federal and state appellate courts. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the Rules Advisory Committee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and is the Faculty Director for the Supreme Court Institute. After graduating from the Law Center in1970, he was an Assistant District Attorney and then a Deputy District Attorney of Philadelphia. He has been chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Amicus Curiae Briefs Committee (1982-1999). In 1985, he was a member of the ABA committee that issued the report, "Appellate Litigation Skills Training: The Role of the Law Schools." He served as reporter to the ABA Criminal Justice Section's Special Committee on Criminal Justice in a Free Society. That committee's report, Criminal Justice in Crisis, was published in 1988. In 1992, he was the reporter to the ABA Task Force onMinorities in the Justice System.

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Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Steven H. Goldblatt, Remarks at the Georgetown University Law Center Memorial Service For Samuel Dash, 42 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 5-8 (2005).    [HEIN] [W]
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Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Steven H. Goldblatt, Remarks at the Georgetown University Law Center Memorial Service For Samuel Dash, 42 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 5-8 (2005).    [HEIN] [W]
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In the News

"Maritime students visit US Supreme Court," coverage by SUNYMaritime.edu, November 20, 2017, featuring Professor Steven Goldblatt and the Supreme Court Institute.

"Court’s left turn may swerve into president’s plans," coverage by The Washington Post, April 15, 2017, quoting Professor Steven Goldblatt.

"Federal appeals court in Richmond can no longer be described as conservative," coverage in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 13, 2017, quoting Professor Steven Goldblatt, director, Appellate Litigation Program.

"N.C. man serving life for nonviolent crime among hundreds granted early release," coverage by The Washington Post, January 25, 2017, mentioning Professor Steven Goldblatt.

"FAN 118.1 (First Amendment News) Seasoned SCOTUS Appellate Lawyer Files Cert. Petition in “Public Official” Defamation Case," coverage by Concurring Opinions, July 28, 2016, quoting Professor Steven Goldblatt.

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"Maritime students visit US Supreme Court," coverage by SUNYMaritime.edu, November 20, 2017, featuring Professor Steven Goldblatt and the Supreme Court Institute.

"Court’s left turn may swerve into president’s plans," coverage by The Washington Post, April 15, 2017, quoting Professor Steven Goldblatt.

"Federal appeals court in Richmond can no longer be described as conservative," coverage in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 13, 2017, quoting Professor Steven Goldblatt, director, Appellate Litigation Program.

"N.C. man serving life for nonviolent crime among hundreds granted early release," coverage by The Washington Post, January 25, 2017, mentioning Professor Steven Goldblatt.

"FAN 118.1 (First Amendment News) Seasoned SCOTUS Appellate Lawyer Files Cert. Petition in “Public Official” Defamation Case," coverage by Concurring Opinions, July 28, 2016, quoting Professor Steven Goldblatt.

"All agree his sentence was too harsh, but he may still stay locked up forever," coverage in The Washington Post, March 22, 2016, featuring Professor Steven H. Goldblatt.

"UI grad's colleagues say she's supremely qualified to succeed Scalia," coverage by The News-Gazette (Champaign, IL), March 7, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Patricia Millett and quoting Professor Steven Goldblatt (L'70) and Adjunct Professor Dori Bernstein (LL.M.'89).

"Solitary-Confinement Challenges Head to Supreme Court," coverage in The National Law Journal, July 27, 2015, featuring Professor Steven Goldblatt.

Challenges to Solitary Confinement Headed to Justices,” coverage by National Law Journal, July 22, 2015, quoting Professor Steven Goldblatt, appellate litigation program director.

"Who Polices Prosecutors Who Abuse Their Authority? Usually Nobody," a story in ProPublica, April 3, 2013, featuring Professor Steven Goldblatt.

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