While the Supreme Court’s last term included a number of blockbuster decisions, the majority of cases received minimal coverage.
Prof. Thomas Lee of Fordham Law and Prof. Jennifer Mascott of Antonin Scalia Law School discuss the outcomes in three underreported #SCOTUS cases: Sveen v. Melin, Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Animal Science Products, Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
As always, the Federalist Society takes no particular legal or public policy positions. All opinions expressed are those of the speakers.
Learn more about Jennifer Mascott: https://www.law.gmu.edu/faculty/directory/fulltime/mascott_jennifer
Learn more about Thomas Lee: https://www.fordham.edu/info/23157/thomas_h_lee
Differing Views on Sveen:
The Federalist Society SCOTUScast: “Sveen v. Melin - Post-Argument SCOTUScast”
The Federalist Society Blog: “Originalism and the Contract Clause”
Washington Examiner: “Neil Gorsuch was the lone dissenter in an 8-1 Supreme Court decision. Here’s why he was right.”
ThinkProgress: “Gorsuch just wrote an opinion so radical that Clarence Thomas wouldn’t join it”
Differing Views on Lucia:
The Federalist Society: “Courthouse Steps: Lucia v. SEC Decided”
The Federalist Society Blog: “Administrative Law’s Assault On Civil Liberty: Lucia Vs. SEC”
The George Washington Law Review: “Lucia v. SEC”
SCOTUSblog: “Symposium: The appointments clause — a modest take”
Slate: “Elena Kagan Is Up to Something”
Differing Views on Animal Science Products:
The Federalist Society: “Courthouse Steps: Animal Science Products v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical”
SCOTUSblog: “Opinion analysis: ‘Respectful consideration,’ but not deference, required on foreign-law questions”