Supreme Court Review: 2009 Term (video)
Scotus Review: The 2009 Term
Our presentations took place at Chicago-Kent and were sponsored by the Kent chapters of the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society. Kent’s Institute for Law and the Humanities, of which I am a co-director, also sponsored.
The two presentations, 30 minutes each, were followed by 15 minutes of questions and discussion.
Professor Schmidt spoke first about U.S. v. Comstock (Necessary and Proper Clause); McDonald v. City of Chicago (Second Amendment and incorporation); and Citizens United v. FEC (corporate campaign expenditures and the First Amendment).
I spoke next about the following First Amendment free speech and religion cases: Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project (speech and material support for terrorists); U.S. v. Stevens (animal cruelty videos, the subject of my more extensive video presentation at the Chicago Bar Association, as noted in a previous post); Christian Legal Society v. Martinez (college religious student group recognition and forum analysis); and Salazar v. Buono (cross as war memorial and its sale by government).
These presentations are accessible through the following link: