Experts to Review Recent Supreme Court Cases for Constitution Day
A panel of legal experts will review three recent U.S. Supreme Court cases during the UA's annual Constitution Day program at the James E. Rogers College of Law.
A group of legal scholars and practitioners will review some of the major cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in its most recent term during the University of Arizona’s 14th annual Constitution Day Supreme Court Review.
The free public event, hosted by the William H. Rehnquist Center in the James E. Rogers College of Law, will take place on Sept. 14 from 1-4 p.m. in Room 164 of the College of Law. It is being held in conjunction with the nationwide commemoration of the Sept. 17 signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1778.
Online registration for the program is available now. Registration is recommended to secure a seat. A reception will follow the event.
Constitution Day panelists will include Clint Bolick, vice president for litigation for the Goldwater Institute; UA Regents’ Professor Toni Massaro, dean emirita of the College of Law and the Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law; U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake for the District of Arizona; and Seth P. Waxman, a partner with WilmerHale and chairman of the firm's Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Practice Group.
The panel will discuss the following cases:
- Arizona v. United States, concerning Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law
- FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., involving the Federal Communications Commission’s ban on the broadcast of “obscene, indecent, or profane language”
- National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, enacted by Congress in 2010
Federal legislation mandates that all educational institutions receiving federal funding hold an educational program on the U.S. Constitution on or near Constitution Day on Sept. 17.
The UA’s Constitution Day Supreme Court Review is organized by the William H. Rehnquist Center, which is dedicated to encouraging scholarship about, and public understanding of, the separation of powers, the balance of powers between the federal and state governments and judicial independence.