The Forum: From Video Game Violence to Religion: The Supreme Court at Midterm

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The Supreme Court is now well into its 2010-2011 term, which includes the addition of the second woman associate justice to join the Court in as many years. Both Justices Kagan and Sotomayor have been active from the bench. With its current docket, the justices will examine issues ranging from First Amendment questions involving violent video games and anti-gay picketing at soldiers’ funerals to California’s controversial prisoner release plan. The Court will also address such polarizing issues as the death penalty and immigration reform, even as its strong interest in business cases continues — with sentencing, job discrimination, prosecutorial immunity, and religious exercise matters also part of the mix.

Panelists:
Tom Goldstein, Co-Founder and Contributing Editor, SCOTUSblog
Roderick M. Hills, William T. Comfort, III Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor and Legal Correspondent, Slate, Contributing Editor, Newsweek
Moderator:
Barry Friedman, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

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