The New Supreme Court: Stories from the Front Lines

Alaska Lawyers Chapter

The last five years have been a time of significant change at the Supreme Court, from new members to new argument formats to new attention from politicians and the press. Justice White famously stated that “every time a new justice comes to the Supreme Court, it's a different court,” and in the last five years, four new Justices have taken the bench. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Court instituted live-streamed arguments, which have continued in this latest Term. The Court’s rulings on emergency applications have garnered new interest, while the Court’s opinions in traditional merits cases continue to draw significant attention. Alice and Edmund LaCour will share their experiences with the Court during this time. While serving at the Department of Justice, Alice worked on the teams supporting the confirmations of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and litigated a number of cases from the district court level with an eye toward their ultimate destination at the Supreme Court. And Edmund, as Alabama’s Solicitor General, has litigated numerous cases before the Court, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Court’s emergency applications docket, and argued a case this past October.

Please join the Alaska Lawyers Chapter for a luncheon and discussion. 

Members: $10

Non Members: $20

Lunch included.


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