Civil Justice Review of the US Supreme Court’s 2016-2017 Term


Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2226
  • Division: Congressional Civil Justice Academy

This program examined decisions of the US Supreme Court’s 2016-2017 term, including: Bristol Myers-Squibb vs. Superior Court of California and TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods, judgments involving so-called forum-shopping.

These educational programs were initiated by a bipartisan caucus of House members in 2011 as a vehicle to advance understanding of civil justice issues affecting the economy and the free enterprise system. The Academy honors this goal by offering a forum for the rigorous examination of relevant civil justice issues, a balanced exchange of perspectives, and an opportunity for more informed public policy discussions.

This Congressional Civil Justice Academy briefing featured:

Thomas R. McCarthy
Partner, Consovoy, McCarthy, Park PLLC

Julie Murray
Attorney, Public Citizen Litigation Group

Andrew J. Pincus
Partner, Mayer Brown

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

For more information, e-mail:
ccjca@gmu.edu