Seminar Number

8392

 

Early
Registration Fee:

$130

On-Site
Registration Fee:

$150

 

20th Annual
U.S. SUPREME COURT UPDATE

OCTOBER 24, 2013

State Bar of Georgia Headquarters
104 Marietta St. NW • Atlanta

CLE Hours:
6 CLE Hours including .5 Trial Practice Hour

Presiding:
Kathleen M. Burch, Program Chair, Associate Professor, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Atlanta

7:45

Registration and Continental Breakfast
(All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

8:25

Welcome and Program Overview
Kathleen M. Burch

8:30

criminal law update
A complete review of the criminal cases decided by the Supreme Court in the October 2012 term.
Timothy R. Saviello, Associate Professor, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Atlanta

9:15

nsa surveillance
What does the Court’s ruling in Clapper v. Amnesty International mean for the NSA Surveillance Program? What does the ruling mean for you?
Charles A. Shanor, Professor, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta
Kathleen M. Burch

10:00

BREAK

10:15

Intellectual Property
The Supreme Court continues to be active in the intellectual property area, hearing six IP cases last term. This panel will discuss the significant developments in patent, copyright, and trademark law.
Ginabeth B., Hutchison, Alston & Bird, LLP, Atlanta
Kelly Casey Mullally, Associate Professor, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Atlanta
Lisa M. Pavento, Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP, Atlanta
Katrina M. Quicker, Ballard Spahr, LLP, Atlanta

11:15

Marriage equality
What do the Supreme Court’s rulings in United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry mean for Georgia and the Georgia Constitution’s Marriage Amendment?
Chad M. Brock, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, Atlanta
L. Lynn Hogue, Professor of Law Emeritus, Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta
Elizabeth L. Littrell, Staff Attorney, Southern Regional Office of Lambda Legal, Atlanta
David G. Oedel, Professor, Mercer University College of Law, Macon
Scott C. Titshaw, Associate Professor, Mercer University College of Law, Macon

12:00
Lunch (Included in registration fee)
12:30
what is the alien tort act and why should you care?
In April 2013, the Supreme Court dramatically altered the landscape of international human rights litigation and its impact on corporate social responsibility in the unanimous decision of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum.  A discussion of the Supreme Court’s rulings regarding the territorial scope of the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. §1350, and the impact Kiobel is having on a wide array of pending litigation involving multi-national corporate defendants.
Jeffrey A. Van Detta, Professor, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Atlanta
1:00
fifth amendment takings
A discussion of temporary takings with a focus on the Supreme Court’s opinion in Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. U.S. and a discussion of exactions with a focus on the Supreme Court’s opinion in Koontz v. St. Johns Water Management District.
Patrick Wiseman, Professor, Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta
1:30
BREAK
1:45

employment discrimination
The Supreme Court decided two key cases in its 2012 term dealing with federal employment discrimination law: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, which addresses burdens of proof under Title VII’s anti-retaliation provision, and Vance v. Ball State University, concerning the scope of Title VII’s supervisor liability rule.  This presentation will delve deeply into these two rulings, which stand to have a substantial impact on employee relations and the practice of law in this area.
Lisa D. Taylor, Associate Professor, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Atlanta

2:30
what’s left of the voting rights act?
Under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Georgia was required to seek pre-clearance for changes to its voting laws. What does the Supreme Court’s ruling in Shelby County v. Holder mean for Georgia?
Dennis R. Dunn, State Law Department, Office of the Attorney General of Georgia, Atlanta
Anne W. Lewis, Strickland Brockington Lewis LLP, Atlanta
M. Laughlin McDonald, Special Counsel and Director Emeritus, ACLU Voting Rights Project, Atlanta
Sarah M. Shalf, Administrative Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta
David Oedel
3:30
ADJOURN