Dr. John Eastman, founding director of Claremont's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, and his guests discuss the major cases from the 2017-2018 Supreme Court term in this month's tele-town hall.
Dr. Eastman is 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; and Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network.
Cases discussed include Trump, President of U.S. v. Hawaii, the case involving the legal challenge to President Trump’s executive orders restricting immigration from several terrorist hotbed countries; NIFLAv. Becerra, the First Amendment case which involved a California law that compels religious, pro-life entities to disseminate information about low-cost planning services, abortion included, to “ensure access to reproductive health services for all California women, regardless of income;” Janus v. AFSCME, another First Amendment case ruling that public employees could not be forced to pay dues or fees to public sector unions; and MasterpieceCakeshop v. Civil Rights Commission, the case involving the wedding cake designer who refused to make a custom-designed cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony, citing his constitutional rights to free exercise of religion.
Dr. Eastman is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University Fowler School of Law. He served as a law clerk with Justice Clarence Thomas in 1996-97.