October 24, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm , Pacific Time

SCOTUS Watch


Professors Deborah Ahrens, John B. Kirkwood, and Devin Theriot-Orr will be getting together on a panel to discuss the pressing cases that are appearing in front of the Supreme Court of the United States and their implications. We will be covering topics such as immigration law, antitrust law, and constitutional law. On October 11, Washington State ruled the death penalty unconstitutional; in light of this, we will be talking about Bucklew v. Precythe and Madison v. Alabama, two cases on the federal Supreme Court docket that deal with the death penalty. The other case we will be covering is Apple v. Pepper, an antitrust case that will decide whether consumers may sue anyone who delivers goods to them for antitrust damages (in this case, Apple), even where they seek damages based on prices set by third parties (in this case, app developers) who would be the immediate victims of the alleged offense. Finally, we will be covering Matter of A-B-, a case which, in short, determines the eligibility of an immigrant to obtain asylum, as well as Nielsen v. Preap in which the Court will decide whether a noncitizen released from criminal custody becomes exempt from mandatory detention under 8 U.S.C. § 1226(c) if, after the noncitizen is released from criminal custody, the Department of Homeland Security does not take the noncitizen into immigration custody immediately.