The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2009-2010 term, set to begin on October 5, will consider major arguments on issues ranging from state’s rights and separation of powers to dog-fighting videos. With the appointment of Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court chairs will be reshuffled.
On October 7, the Brookings Judicial Issues Forum hosted a panel discussion to preview the most anticipated and important cases. Benjamin Wittes, fellow and research director in public law at Brookings, moderated a panel of leading legal scholars and practitioners, including Stuart Taylor, nonresident senior fellow at Brookings; Randolph Moss, partner at Wilmer Hale LLP; and Professor Orin Kerr of George Washington University Law School.
The Judicial Issues Forum is a series of public discussions on jurisprudence and the role of the courts. The Forum regularly hosts events that address the major legal debates of the day and weigh their potential far-reaching implications.
After the program, the panelists took audience questions.