Supreme Court Institute Annual Press Briefing 2017: Anticipating the Supreme Court’s October Term

July 19, 2017 —


Leading Supreme Court practitioners will discuss the most significant cases on the argument docket for the upcoming Supreme Court term.  Featured highlights include President Trump’s travel ban, partisan gerrymandering, and a baker’s First Amendment objections to anti-discrimination protections for gay customers. Join us for a look at the arguments to be made, what's at stake, and how a fully-seated court may rule.


Irv Gornstein, Executive Director, Supreme Court Institute at Georgetown Law (Moderator)

Paul D. Clement, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Martin S. Lederman, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Kannon K. Shanmugam, Williams & Connolly LLP

Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Helgi C. Walker, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

(Breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m.)


Georgetown University Law Center

Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor

120 F Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20001


Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project and Trump v. Hawaii- Does the President’s executive order limiting citizens of six majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States violate the Establishment Clause or the Immigration and Naturalization Act?

Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission- A First Amendment speech and free exercise challenge to Colorado’s prohibition against discrimination in public accommodations, as applied to a baker with religious objection to marriage between two men.

Gill v. Whitford- A constitutional challenge to partisan gerrymandering in legislative redistricting.

Carpenter v. United States- A Fourth Amendment challenge to warrantless search of cell phone site location data gathered by service provider.

Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association and N.J. Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Assoc. v. National Collegiate Athletic Association- Will a federal statute prohibiting state-authorized sports gambling prevent New Jersey from modifying or partially repealing its statute prohibiting sports betting?

National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy, Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis & Ernst and Young LLP v. Morris- Do class-action waivers in arbitration agreements entered as a condition of employment violate the employees’ right to engage in concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act, and are they unenforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act?

Jesner v. Arab Bank- Can corporations be sued under the Alien Tort Statute?


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