Pittsburgh Lawyer Chapter: Supreme Court Preview

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Barco Law Building Alcoa Room
Pittsburgh, PA

The Pittsburgh Lawyer Chapter and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society presented:


Supreme Court Preview





  • Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School


  • Jules Lobel, Bessie McKee Wathour Endowed Chair, University of Pittsburgh School of Law


We hope you joined the Pittsburgh Lawyer Chapter as professors Mark Tushnet and Jules Lobel preview the Supreme Court’s upcoming October Term 2013.  Last term, the Court handed down some of the most important judicial decisions of the last half century and this term promises to be no different, with a host of cases touching on a range of critical legal questions including campaign contribution laws (McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission), the intersection of the First Amendment and reproductive clinics (McCullen v. Coakley), the recess appointment power of the president (National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning), and many others.  Professors Tushnet and Lobel are both highly qualified to discuss the Court’s new term.  A former law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, Professor Tushnet is a prominent constitutional law scholar who has extensively researched constitutional history.  His most recent work, In the Balance: Law and Politics on the Roberts Court, provides an insight into the struggle between conservatives and liberals on the Supreme Court and what it means for everyday Americans.  Professor Lobel is a co-author of the award winning book Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror, winner of the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize.  He is also President of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Read Professor Tushnet's ACS Blog post discussing the upcoming Supreme Court case National Labor Relations v. Noel Canning here