Hyatt Luncheon – Amy Howe SCOTUSblog
On Thursday, November 17, 2016, we graciously welcomed back Amy Howe, Esq., reporter and former editor of SCOTUSblog.
Amy first discussed the impact of Justice Scalia’s death on the Court, and analyzed the prospects of the Court remaining intact versus potential retirements. Amy then turned to the interesting cases that are before the Court this term, ranging from a transgender student’s use of bathroom of choice, to several cases which have religious components that intersect with the separation of church and state. Amy also clued us into the inside baseball of the “courtesy fifth vote” traditionally used to stay a death penalty case so it can be decided on the merits, but recently used in a different, and perhaps strategic fashion. Amy was gracious enough to answer several questions at the conclusion of her presentation.
At the conclusion, the Chapter presented Amy a plaque to thank her, as this was her fifth consecutive year of presenting to us!
Thanks to Amy, our judiciary in attendance, and to the members of the bar who attended. We look forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming events.
- Category: Hyatt Luncheons
- Date: November 17, 2016