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Term Previews Round-up

A number of events were held this month and last to preview the Court’s 2009 term.  Audio and/or video coverage of several are posted below the jump.  To see more details about each event, click on the host organization’s name.

Pamela Harris at Georgetown Law Center’s Supreme Court Institute has also written a comprehensive Term preview report, as well as an update for cases the Court agreed to hear during September and October.

Panel: American Bar Association, Sept. 16

Audio is here.

  • John Milewski (moderator)
  • Tom Goldstein, Akin Gump
  • Adam Liptak, The New York Times
  • Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

Panel: American Constitution Society, Sept. 24

  • Tom Goldstein, Akin Gump (moderator)
  • Michael A. Carvin, Jones Day
  • Pamela Harris, Director of the Supreme Court Institute, Georgetown Law Center
  • Doug Kendall, President of the Constitutional Accountability Center
  • Lisa Kung, Director of the Southern Center for Human Rights
  • Deanne E. Maynard, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Paul M. Smith, Jenner & Block LLP

Panel: American Enterprise Institute, Oct. 2

Video footage is here.

  • Michael S. Greeve, AEI (moderator)
  • Brian Brooks, O’Melveny & Myers
  • John P. Elwood, Vinson & Elkins
  • Jeremy Rabkin, George Mason University Law School

Panel: Brookings Institution, Oct. 7

Audio coverage of the event is here

  • Benjamin Wittes, Brookings fellow (moderator)
  • Stuart Taylor, Brookings fellow
  • Randolph Moss, Wilmer Hale LLP
  • Prof. Orin Kerr, George Washington University Law School

Symposium: Cato Institute, Sept. 17

  • This event had multiple panels.  Details and video footage of each can be viewed at the link immediately above.

Conference: College of William & Mary Law School, Oct. 2-3

Video footage from C-SPAN is available here.

  • This event had multiple panels; the speakers can be viewed at the event website above.

Panel: Federalist Society, Oct. 1

Audio recordings are available here.
  • Robert Barnes, The Washington Post (moderator)
  • Hon. Walter E. Dellinger, III, O’Melveny & Myers
  • Prof. Orin S. Kerr, George Washington University Law School
  • Cleta Mitchell, Partner, Foley & Lardner
  • Prof. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Georgetown Law Center
  • Gene C. Schaerr, Winston & Strawn

Panel: National Constitution Center, Sept. 28

A podcast of the event is here.

  • Lyle Denniston, SCOTUSblog (moderator)
  • Paul Clement, Former U.S. Solicitor General
  • John Payton, President and Director-Counsel of NAACP-LDF

Panel: New York University School of Law, Oct. 21

Video footage is available at the link above.

  • Paul Clement, Former U.S. Solicitor General
  • Jeffrey Toobin, CNN legal analyst and New Yorker writer
  • Prof. Rachel Barkow, NYU
  • Barry Friedman, Vice Dean of NYU

Panel: University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Oct. 5

Audio is here.

  • Prof. Elizabeth Garrett, U.S.C. Law School (moderator)
  • Theodore Olson, former U.S. Solicitor General
  • Prof. Pamela Karlan, Stanford Law School
  • Prof. Rebecca Brown, U.S.C.

Panel: Washington Legal Foundation, Sept. 15

The podcast is available here.

  • Hon. Dick Thornburgh, Former U.S. Attorney General, K&L Gates
  • Michael A. Carvin, Jones Day LLP
  • Gene C. Schaerr, Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Kannon K. Shanmugam, Williams & Connolly LLP

Discussion: Yale Law Journal Online, “Important Questions of Federal Law: Assessing the Supreme Court’s Case Selection Process,” Sept. 18

Audio is available here.