Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2023?

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On September 26, 2023, the Federalist Society's Faculty Division and Practice Groups will host a panel at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC regarding the upcoming Supreme Court term, which will begin on October 2, 2023. The Court's docket already includes major cases involving Chevron deference; social media, state action, and the First Amendment; criticism of public figures via trademark; domestic violence and the Second Amendment; the Appropriations Clause; bankruptcy and opioid liability, and race in redistricting. The full list of cases granted thus far for the upcoming term can be viewed on SCOTUSblog. The panel will also discuss broader questions about the direction of the Court.


  • Erin Hawley, Sr. Counsel, VP of Center for Life & Regulatory Practice at the Alliance Defending Freedom, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law, Regent University, Senior Legal Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum
  • Prof. Robert Leider, Assistant Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Prof. Jennifer Mascott, Assistant Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Co-Executive Director, C. Boyden Gray Center, NBC News Supreme Court contributor
  • Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO, National Constitution Center, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
  • Prof. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Moderator: Sarah Isgur, The Dispatch


Registration is closed. We will not be accepting walk-ins or on-site registration for this event. Registration for this event will close 09/22/23. No refunds for this event will be issued after 09/18/23. 


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