The University of Arizona

Legal Experts to Review Major Supreme Court Cases

By La Monica Everett-Haynes, University Communications, | September 13, 2011

For its 13th annual Constitution Day Supreme Court Review, the UA James E. Rogers College of Law is hosting a discussion of five recent and important U.S. Supreme Court cases.

Registration is now open for the Constitution Day event, to be held Sept. 16 at UA's James E. Rogers College of Law.
Registration is now open for the Constitution Day event, to be held Sept. 16 at UA's James E. Rogers College of Law.
The UA James E. Rogers College of Law is hosting a Constitution Day event, honoring the origins of the nation's government while also discussing recent U.S. Supreme Court cases.
The UA James E. Rogers College of Law is hosting a Constitution Day event, honoring the origins of the nation's government while also discussing recent U.S. Supreme Court cases.

An expert panel of judges and lawyers will discuss some of the U.S. Supreme Court's most recent challenging cases during an event commemorating Constitution Day. 

The free public presentation is hosted by the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law and is being held in conjunction with a nationwide commemoration of Constitution Day.

Each year, Constitution Day events are held in schools and communities across the nation. Such events commemorate the day in 1787 the U.S. Constitution was approved by the state delegations to the Constitutional Convention and signed also by 39 of its framers.

At the UA, the 13th annual celebration will be held Sept. 16, 1-4:15 p.m. with a reception to follow. The William H. Rehnquist Center, a non-partisan center at the UA college, is presenting the event.

Registration is currently open to the event via the law school's site. Continuing legal education credit is available.

During the event, panelists will offer a review of five recent cases, each of them decided in the U.S. Supreme Court.

The cases to be discussed are:

Panelists include R. (Ted) Edward Cruz, a partner for Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice, a firm that maintains offices in several U.S. cities and also abroad in Asian and European cities.

Also speaking is Linda Greenhouse, the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and the Joseph M. Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.     

Another panelist is Toni Massaro, who maintains the titles of UA Regents' Professor, Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law and Dean Emerita of the UA law school. 

Also, the Honorable Neil V. Wake, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona will serve as a speaker. 

David Marcus, a UA associate professor of law, will moderate the discussion.