WVU constitutional law professors Robert Bastress, Anne Marie Lofaso and John Taylor and Jones Day partner Lawrence Rosenberg discuss some of the key constitutional cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2020-21 term and preview some of the coming attractions of the 2021-22 term.
Cases to be discussed from last year’s term include California v. Texas (Affordable Care Act, standing), Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee (voting rights), Fulton v. City of Philadelphia (free exercise), and Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. (school authority over student speech on the internet).
This past term provided the first look at the Roberts Court’s new 6-3 conservative majority in action. Lofaso and Taylor reflect on what they have learned about this Court and where the Court may be headed in 2021-22 cases including Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization(abortion) and New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen (concealed carry).