UPDATE: Professor Robert Bastress and Jones Day partner Lawrence Rosenberg will join the panel discussion. (9/16/21)
The program will be webcast on YouTube at noon on September 17.
Professors Anne Marie Lofaso and John Taylor will discuss some of the key constitutional cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2020-21 term and look at some of the cases for the term that begins in October.
Last term's cases to be discussed 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. The panelists will reflect on what they learned about this Court and where the Court may be headed this term in cases including Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (abortion) and New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen (concealed carry).
Former West Virginia senator Robert Byrd (1917-2010) sponsored the legislation that established a national Constitution Day in 2004. The law requires that all publicly funded educational institutions provide special programming on or near that day every year. WVU Law’s annual Constitution Day program fulfills that requirement for West Virginia University.