George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Civil Justice Preview of the US Supreme Court’s 2017-2018 Term

Event Details

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  • Venue: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226
  • Division: Civil Justice Academy

As the U.S. Supreme Court was set to kick off its 2017 term, court watchers had their eyes on a number of important cases involving civil justice issues that were likely to have far-reaching effects. Highlights involved collective-bargaining and the National Labor Relations Act, environmental litigation, the rights of terrorism victims when suing foreign governments, and protections for whistleblowers in securities litigation, to name just a few. Our panel of veteran Supreme Court litigators and legal experts discussed the background and importance of key cases on the High Court’s docket and probed the possible avenues the Court may take in reaching decisions.

This Congressional Civil Justice Academy briefing featured:

Deepak Gupta
Founding Principal, Gupta Wessler PLLC

George W. Hicks, Jr.
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Moderator: Michael S. Greve
Professor of Law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

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