LSAC Justice Hour: An Inside Look at Recent SCOTUS Rulings

Event Type: Virtual Industry Event

The U.S. Supreme Court recently delivered two decisions with indelible impact for LGBTQIA+ and undocumented individuals in the United States, and perhaps broader implications for our country and the rule of law. In the span of four days, we received two majority decisions — written by some of the Court’s more conservative justices — that preserved, at least for now, the ability of some of our nation’s most marginalized groups to work and live with less fear.

On June 15, SCOTUS ruled 6-3 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual orientation and gender identity. Days later, the Court invalidated the rescission of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) on the basis that it was “arbitrary and capricious” and without an adequate basis in law.

On Tuesday, June 30, we hosted a live stream presentation by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, about these two cases, what they mean, why they matter, and what might be coming next. Dean Chemerinsky is a national expert on issues of constitutional law, federal practice, appellate litigation, civil rights and civil liberties, and criminal procedure. He frequently argues appellate cases, including in the Supreme Court. He also writes a regular column for the Sacramento Bee, monthly columns for the ABA Journal and the Daily Journey, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country.

This event was moderated by Kristin Theis-Alvarez, dean of admissions and financial aid at University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

This engaging one-hour discussion included a Q&A period at the end.

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Event Type: Virtual Industry Event

The U.S. Supreme Court recently delivered two decisions with indelible impact for LGBTQIA+ and undocumented individuals in the United States, and perhaps broader implications for our country and the rule of law. In the span of four days, we received two majority decisions — written by some of the Court’s more conservative justices — that preserved, at least for now, the ability of some of our nation’s most marginalized groups to work and live with less fear.

On June 15, SCOTUS ruled 6-3 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual orientation and gender identity. Days later, the Court invalidated the rescission of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) on the basis that it was “arbitrary and capricious” and without an adequate basis in law.

On Tuesday, June 30, we hosted a live stream presentation by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, about these two cases, what they mean, why they matter, and what might be coming next. Dean Chemerinsky is a national expert on issues of constitutional law, federal practice, appellate litigation, civil rights and civil liberties, and criminal procedure. He frequently argues appellate cases, including in the Supreme Court. He also writes a regular column for the Sacramento Bee, monthly columns for the ABA Journal and the Daily Journey, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country.

This event was moderated by Kristin Theis-Alvarez, dean of admissions and financial aid at University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

This engaging one-hour discussion included a Q&A period at the end.

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