Oct. 2, 2017
Supreme Court Preview
Is it time for judicial action on political Gerrymandering? Is baking speech (and does it matter)? Has modern technology outpaced the Fourth Amendment? Will arbitration survive an NLRA-based challenge? Our guests preview prominent cases in a packed OT2017
Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice
Tom is counsel with the Democracy Program, focusing on redistricting issues. Tom regularly participates as an amicus in partisan- and racial-gerrymandering cases before the United States Supreme Court and advises on litigation strategies for both state and federal courts.
Rick M. Hills
William T. Comfort, III Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
Rick teaches and writes in public law areas with a focus on the law governing division of powers between central and subcentral governments. These areas include constitutional law, local government law, land use regulation, jurisdiction and conflicts of law, and education law.
After two terms largely devoid of blockbuster rulings, October Term 2017 is packed with consequential cases set to shape constitutional jurisprudence for years to come. Our guests (Thomas Wolf, Brennan Center for Justice; Rick Hills, NYU School of Law; Chris Baker, Baker Curtis & Schwartz; Jim Harper, Competitive Enterprise Institute) chat about a few of the most prominent issues: Whether the time is ripe for a political Gerrymandering doctrine, whether wedding cake making is expressive conduct (and if it matters), whether the Fourth Amendment is up to speed with modern technology, and whether employee arbitration clauses can survive a new, NLRA-based challenge.