Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2021?

Co-Sponsored by the Faculty Division and Practice Groups

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On September 22, 2021, the Federalist Society's Faculty Division and Practice Groups hosted a panel at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC regarding the upcoming Supreme Court term, which will begin on October 4, 2021. The Court's docket already includes major cases involving abortion, civil rights, criminal law, free expression and religious liberty, copyright, immigration, national security, the Second Amendment, and matters of constitutional structure. The full list of cases granted thus far for the upcoming term can be viewed on SCOTUSblog. The panel also discussed broader questions about the direction of the Court.


  • Professor Robert J. Cottrol, Harold Paul Green Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Thomas C. Goldstein, Partner, Goldstein & Russell, P.C.
  • Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Judicial Crisis Network
  • Kannon K. Shanmugam, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Moderator: Jan Crawford, Chief Legal Correspondent, CBS News
  • IntroductionHon. Lee Liberman Otis, Senior Vice President & Director, Faculty Division, The Federalist Society


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