In this episode, join Dr. John C. Eastman, founding director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, for our September tele-town hall. Dr. Eastman will be joined by Professor Anthony T. Caso, director of the Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law, which is sponsored by the Claremont Institute’s own Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence.
During this town hall, they will give a brief overview of the upcoming 2017-2018 Supreme Court term. And, will also address a couple of the more controversial issues in the legal news over the past month: President Trump’s pardon of former Mariposa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, and Attorney General Sessions’ announcement that the President is rescinding President Obama’s illegal DACA program. Aditionally, they will explore the pace of confirmations by the U.S. Senate of executive and judicial officers since President Trump came into office.
On September 25, the Supreme Court returns to work with its “long conference,” considering all the petitions filed over the summer asking the Court to review cases. We will learn which cases are “in,” and which are “out,” a few days later. The Court then officially begins its new term the following Monday, October 2. After more than a year of 4-4 split decisions on controversial matters following Justice Scalia’s death, new Justice Neal Gorsuch will be there to potentially break any lingering deadlock, and the Court appears poised to hear a slew of important matters.