September 24, 2019

12:10 pm - 1:00 pm , Eastern Time

ACS Preview of the 2019 Supreme Court Term


Please join the American Constitution Society for our preview and discussion of the Supreme Court’s October 2019 term.

The Supreme Court’s upcoming term features many high-profile cases of crucial importance to progressives, including whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and whether the Trump Administration’s attempt to terminate President Obama’s DACA program was lawful – just to name a few. 

Three members of the Yale Law School faculty – Linda Greenhouse, Bill Eskridge, and Lucas Guttentag – will join us to discuss the upcoming term.

Linda Greenhouse is the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law, Senior Research Scholar in Law, and Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence. Between 1978 and 2008, she was the Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times, and continues to write a biweekly op-ed column on law as a contributing columnist. She also co-teaches YLS’ Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic.

William N. Eskridge, Jr. is the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School. His primary legal academic interest has been statutory interpretation. In 1990-95, Professor Eskridge represented a gay couple suing for recognition of their same-sex marriage. Since then, he has published a field-establishing casebook, three monographs, and dozens of law review articles articulating a legal and political framework for proper state treatment of sexual and gender minorities. The historical materials in his book on Gaylaw formed the basis for an amicus brief he drafted for the Cato Institute and for much of the Court’s (and the dissenting opinion’s) analysis in Lawrence v. Texas (2003), which invalidated consensual sodomy laws.

Lucas Guttentag is Martin R. Flug Lecturer in Law and Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School. His writings focus on the intersection of civil rights and immigration law. He is the founder and former national director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, which he led from 1985 until 2011 and then served as Senior Counsel until 2014. For nearly thirty years, he litigated complex civil rights, class action, and constitutional cases in courts throughout the United States, including successful arguments in the Supreme Court. Under his leadership, the Immigrants’ Rights Project became the largest litigation program in the country enforcing the civil and constitutional rights of non-citizens.

Open to members of the YLS community only.