Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2019?

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On October 2, 2019, the Federalist Society hosted a panel discussing the current composition and the future of the Supreme Court. October 7th marked the first day of oral arguments for the 2019 Supreme Court term. The Court's docket already includes major cases involving criminal law, sex discrimination, copyright, DACA and immigration, federal Indian law, and matters of constitutional structure. The full list of cases granted thus far for the upcoming term can be viewed on SCOTUSblog. The panelists will also discuss the current composition and the future of the Court.


  • Prof. Josh Blackman - Founder and President, Harlan Institute; Associate Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law Houston
  • Megan Brown - Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Prof. Robert Cottrol - Harold Paul Green Research Professor of Law, George Washington University
  • Amy Howe - Howe on the Court and reporter, SCOTUSblog
  • Carrie Severino - Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Judicial Crisis Network
  • Moderator: Robert Barnes - The Washington Post

As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.