Lindke v. Freed: Many social-media-blocking cases will now turn on whether public official possessed authority to speak on the state’s behalf

In a new test announced by the U.S. Supreme Court, public officials who censor their critics on social media only violate the First Amendment if the public official: (1) possessed actual authority to speak on the state’s behalf on a…

More abortion restrictions could soon be on the way. Access to abortion remains a patchwork of state by state policies following the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

Sonia Suter is The Henry St. George Tucker III Dean’s Research Professor of Law; The Kahan Family Research Professor of Law; Founding Director, Health Law Initiative at the George Washington University Law School. Professor Suter is an expert in the…

Expert: Bruen test is out of step and unworkable in practice, hopeful SCOTUS will provide guidance on evaluating future firearms restrictions

“The case U.S. v. Rahimi is the first opportunity since New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider its application to a firearms restriction. I am particularly interested to see if the…

Bloomberg School Experts on Anniversary of Dobbs Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

Two reproductive health and legal experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are available for comment about the upcoming one-year anniversary of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (June 24), which overturned the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark…

Political Science Expert Available to Discuss Supreme Court Ruling Alabama’s Congressional Maps Violate Voting Rights Act

What: According to the Associated Press, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday issued a surprising 5-4 ruling in favor of Black voters in a congressional redistricting case, ordering the creation of a second district with a large Black population. Chief Justice…

UGA Law professor discusses environmental implications of Sackett decision

On May 25, the Supreme Court issued its decision on Sackett v. EPA, No. 24-454 (2022). University of Georgia School of Law Assistant Professor Adam D. Orford, whose interdisciplinary research investigates legal and policy approaches to environmental protection, has shared…

Among the cases to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court will be Counterman v. Colorado, No. 21-138. University of Georgia School of Law Marshall Chair of Constitutional Law Randy Beck is available for commentary.

Among the cases to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court will be Counterman v. Colorado, No. 21-138.   The case focuses on whether to establish that a statement is a “true threat” unprotected by the First Amendment, the government must show…

Among the upcoming cases to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court will be Arizona v. Navajo Nation, No. 21-1484. University of Georgia School of Law Assistant Professor Adam D. Orford is available for further commentary

Among the upcoming cases to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court will be Arizona v. Navajo Nation, No. 21-1484.  The case focuses on two issues: Whether the opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, allowing the…

Two Albany Law School Scholars Available to Comment on SCOTUS case, 303 Creative v. Elenis

As the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case, 303 Creative v. Elenis, which challenges a Colorado state law that bars businesses that are open to the public from discriminating against gay people or announcing their intent to do so,…

Supreme Court’s decision to limit EPA oversight of CO2 emissions ‘a thinly veiled attempt to protect the coal industry,’ Notre Dame expert says

Alan Hamlet is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences. His research focuses on integrated modeling of climate variability and climate change. In response to the recent Supreme Court EPA ruling, Hamlet said the following: “The…

FSU expert on social movements lends insight on public protests over Roe v. Wade

By: Pete Reinwald | Published: June 24, 2022 | 2:31 pm | SHARE: Deana Rohlinger, a Florida State University professor of sociology and an expert on political participation and social movements, said she expects mass protests stemming from Friday’s news that the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that gave women a right to choose an abortion before fetal viability.

WashU Expert: SCOTUS ruling hints at why religious freedom means living with views we don’t like

While the ruling in the Maine case is unsurprising giving the court’s recent decisions around freedom of religion, some of the rhetoric around the case misrepresents the role of constitutional protections for religion in a pluralistic society, said John Inazu, expert on law and religion at Washington University in St. Louis.

Texas threat to revisit SCOTUS case could be ‘catastrophic’

In the aftermath of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, Texas Governor Greg Abbott discussed revisiting the 1982 Supreme Court ruling Plyler v. Doe requiring states to provide education to undocumented children.  Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer,…

Final Anderson Seminar to Explore Legal Mechanism of Texas S.B.8, and Copycat Laws Designed to Skirt Judicial Review

The final Warren M. Anderson Seminar of 2022 will focus on a growing wave of state laws designed to target constitutional rights while limiting judicial review.

The United States Supreme Court left the first of these kinds of laws – Texas S.B.8, an anti-abortion statute – in place last December. Now, the legal mechanism S.B.8 used to avoid early judicial review can and may be applied to a wide range of individual rights and areas subject to federal preemption.

The Government Law Center at Albany Law School will host the virtual seminar, “Designing Statutes to Evade Judicial Review: The Future After Texas’ S.B.8,” on Tuesday, May 17 from noon-1 p.m.

Policy and Supreme Court experts available to speak on leaked opinion that appears to overturn Roe v. Wade

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 3, 2022) — Last night the news organization Politico reported on a leaked draft of a Supreme Court decision in the Mississippi case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. While the final opinion, expected this summer, could…

George Washington University professors are available to discuss the Court’s apparent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade from multiple angles

Lara Brown is the director of GW’s Graduate School of Political Management. She can discuss how the Supreme Court’s decision could impact the 2022 and 2024 elections and the Biden administration’s response to the Court’s ruling. Casey Burgat is an…

D.C. Circuit Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is slated to make history as the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. GW faculty experts are available to comment on the judicial, political, and procedural aspects of Judg

Brandon Bartels, a professor of political science, is an expert on judicial politics. He can provide more insight into Judge Jackson’s background and judicial philosophy and the power dynamics that could be in play during the proceedings. Todd Belt, a…