Appellate Experts Assess Supreme Court at Mid-term Point

Yesterday, Washington Legal Foundation held its annual “High Court Halftime” briefing program to look back on some decisions from the Supreme Court’s October 2011 term and to preview upcoming arguments.

The video of this program is available here for on-demand viewing.

Hosted by WLF advisory board chairman, The Honorable Dick Thornburgh, and headlined by veteran Supreme Court advocate Carter Phillips, the briefing delved into the Court’s views on civil litigation, government regulation, federalism, and separation of powers. The speakers devoted significant attention to the numerous issues before the Court in challenges to the Affordable Care Act federal health care reform law. The 5.5 hours devoted to these cases is the most permitted by the Court since a 1970 rule change which limited each litigant to 30 minutes of argument time.

Speaker Cory Andrews of WLF’s Litigation Division also detailed a petition for certiorari WLF filed with the Court last week on behalf of small farmer Cory King, a victim of overzealous federal criminal prosecution.  Information about the case is available here.

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