George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

SCOTUS Civil Justice: Cases to be Heard before the Supreme Court’s October Term 2012

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Rayburn House Office Building
  • Division: Civil Justice Academy

Program Description: The Supreme Court will hear a number of cases this Term in the civil justice arena that will likely have farreaching effects.  Notable questions include whether corporations can be sued in the United States for violations of the law of nations under the Alien Tort Statute, and how the Fair Debt Protection Collections Act interacts with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  The Court will also take on the question of what proof is required in securities fraud cases before certifying a class.  The panelists will each discuss the background and importance of a number of cases before noting the possible routes the Court could take toward a final decision for each one.


Victor E. Schwartz, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP


Robert S. Peck, President, Center for Constitutional Litigation, PC and Adjunct Professor of law, American University Washington College of Law

For More Information, Contact: Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy