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Supreme Court Recap: How the New Court Handled Federal Court Access

with Jane Perkins, Gary Smith, & Mona Tawatao

U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court charted a confident and decidedly conservative path during the 2017–2018 Term. The Court overruled some long-standing precedent and sometimes turned traditional statutory construction on its head. What did all this mean for plaintiffs’ ability to access federal courts?

Join our December 2018 episode of the Advocacy Exchange, our monthly conversation with advocates advancing change. We will enjoy our annual conversation with federal court experts Jane Perkins, Legal Director of the National Health Law Program; Gary Smith, Executive Director of Legal Services of Northern California; and Mona Tawatao, Senior Litigator at the Western Center on Law and Poverty. We’ll discuss the general federal-court-access trends from last Supreme Court Term along with specific cases of note.

For more, be sure to read Jane, Gary, and Mona’s forthcoming Clearinghouse article, “The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2017–2018 Term: A Taste of the New Normal,” available on the Clearinghouse Community in early December.

Tuesday, December 11
1:00 to 1:30 Eastern/10:00 to 10:30 Pacific


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