GW To Host Annual Supreme Court Review

Supreme CourtI will have the pleasure of participating in the annual Supreme Court review today previewing the upcoming October term.  The other panelists will be former Solicitor General Gregory Garre, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill.  Associate Dean (and Supreme Court litigator) Alan Morrison will moderate the panel.

Previewing the Supreme Court’s October Term 2018” will be held in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, 2000 H St NW, Washington, D.C. at 9:00.m.

In addition to discussing the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, we will discuss pending cases involving the death penalty, arbitration, class action and constitutional law, and other areas.

This is always an interesting exchange but the current nomination magnifies the significance of both the makeup of the docket and, of course, the Court itself.


Gregory G. Garre, JD ’91, Partner and Global Chair, Supreme Court & Appellate Practice, Latham & Watkins LLP; former Solicitor General of the United States

Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Jonathan Turley, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, GW Law

Alan B. Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law, GW Law (Moderator)

Weblinks:,, #GWSCOTUS18

Contacts: Kara Tershel, GW Law communications,, 1 202 994 0616

A special Q&A for media only has been set aside from 10:30-11 a.m

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  1. The Supreme Court is the singular American failure.

    The Supreme Court has failed to uphold the “manifest tenor” of the Constitution.

    “[A] limited Constitution … can be preserved in practice no other way than through the medium of courts of justice, whose duty it must be to declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void. Without this, all the reservations of particular rights or privileges would amount to nothing … To deny this would be to affirm … that men acting by virtue of powers may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.”

    – Alexander Hamilton

    The primary acts of Abraham Lincoln should have been declared unconstitutional. Secession was constitutional, there is no provision for the issuance of a proclamation during the condition of secession and a war of aggression against a sovereign foreign nation was unconstitutional.

    Taxation for individual welfare should have been declared unconstitutional per Article 1, Section 8, which grants to Congress merely the power to tax for “…general Welfare…” omitting and excluding individual welfare.

    The right to private property precludes all social engineering including affirmative action, quotas, forced busing, Fair Housing, Non-Discrimination, rent control, etc. and should have been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Private property may not be confiscated or otherwise manipulated except under Eminent Domain which requires compensation.

    “…in exclusion of every other individual.”

    James Madison defined private property as “that dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world, in exclusion of every other individual.”

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