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Second Supreme Court Review held at Liberty Law

August 31, 2019

On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, students and faculty gathered in the School of Law’s Supreme Courtroom to hear discussion and debate of important Supreme Court cases from the 2018-2019 term.

In the second Annual Liberty Law Supreme Court Review, School of Law faculty presented on cases ranging from the First Amendment to securities regulation.  The presenting faculty and the case included:

Professor Jeffrey Tuomala, Gamble v. United States;
Professor Phillip Kline, Kisor v. Wilkie;
Professor Joseph Martins, Iancu v. Brunetti;
Professor Cynthia Tompkins, Flowers v. Mississippi;
Professor Rodney Chrisman, Lorenzo v. SEC; and

Associate Dean Timothy Todd, North Carolina Department of Revenue v. Kaestner Trust.

These cases run the gamut of topics including the proper application of the double jeopardy clause, deference to regulatory agencies, the interaction of free speech and trademark registration, racial discrimination in voir dire, and the power to tax out-of-state trusts. The faculty exchanged ideas and commentary about these cases and issues, including growing trends and themes in Supreme Court jurisprudence.

Following their presentations, the faculty invited questions from students about the cases.

The Supreme Court Review continues to be an academic tradition at the start of the Liberty Law school year, engaging professors and student alike.

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