This past year, it has been a hotter and more controversial than normal term at the Supreme Court of the United States. In fact, because there are so many controversial cases touching social issues, the significant developments for civil justice that occurred this past term will get lost (if covered at all) in other “Supreme Court Roundups” happening across the country and the web. No fear, the Law & Economics Center (LEC) is here!
Our review provided a unique contribution to the discussion of the SCOTUS term. The LEC Supreme Court term review focused exclusively on the most important civil justice-related developments that occurred this past term that are so critical to the everyday operation of the courts, to our understanding of the jurisdictional reach of the courts, to the extension or contraction of tort liabilities, to other regulation of and liabilities attaching to productive activity in the market, and to the health of the economy overall. Our panel brought together a group of leading experts on these substantive issues, each with deep experience watching and litigating before the US Supreme Court.
Sarah M. Harris, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP
Erin E. Murphy, Partner, Clement & Murphy PLLC
Andrew J. Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
Melissa Arbus Sherry, Partner, Latham & Watkins
Moderator: Donald J. Kochan, Professor of Law and Deputy Executive Director of the Law & Economics Center, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University