Professors Lewis, Weinstein, Kalir, Lazarus, and O’Neill Review Recent Supreme Court Cases

Professors Browne Lewis, Alan Weinstein, Doron Kalir, Stephen Lazarus, and Kevin O’Neill presented on October 2, as part of the Cleveland-Marshall faculty lunch presentation series, on the topic of “Recent Supreme Court Cases.”

Professor Lewis reviewed Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a case about reproductive rights in which the Supreme Court struck down a newly-imposed Texas regulation on abortion providers.

Professor Weinstein discussed Murr v. Wisconsin, a case in which the Supreme Court announced a new test for determining the “relevant parcel” for a takings claim.

Professor Lazarus reviewed Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado, which held that state rule of evidence 606(b) (patterned on the same-numbered federal rule) was unconstitutional under the 6th’s and the 14th Amendment’s right to a jury trial.   

Professor Kalir discussed United States v. Lee, a “crimmigration” case in which the Supreme Court clarified the rights of a non-citizen in a criminal case (where the admission of guilt by a non-citizen may lead to deportation).

Professor O’Neill reviewed Matal v. Tam, 137 S. Ct. 1744 (2017), where the Supreme Court ruled in favor of trademark registration for “The Slants,” an Asian-American rock band, striking down the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act as facially invalid under the Speech Clause of the First Amendment. 

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