Federal Courts and Nominations

2009-2010 Supreme Court Review


Thursday, July 1, 2010
1:00 pm
American Constitution Society

On Thursday, July 1, ACS hosted a panel discussion at the National Press Club examining the current Supreme Court Term and looking forward to the next. In the immediate wake of the Term’s conclusion, leading academics and practitioners analyzed the Court’s most noteworthy decisions, identified emerging trends, and discussed the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Court.

The July 1, 2010 panel discussion was held from 9 – 11 am and featured:


  • Thomas C. Goldstein, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP


  • Paul Butler, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Carville Dickinson Benson Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
  • Paul D. Clement, Partner, King & Spalding, and former Solicitor General of the United States
  • Doug Kendall, President, Constitutional Accountability Center
  • Elisa Massimino, President and Chief Executive Officer, Human Rights First
  • Andrew J. Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP, and Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School
  • Virginia A. Seitz, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Monica Youn, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law’s Democracy Program