ABA Program Previews Upcoming Supreme Court Term

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 17, 2012 – Does the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution allow state universities to use race as a consideration in admissions?  Does federal law allow suits in U.S. courts over alleged human rights violations committed in foreign countries?

These and other issues from high-profile cases scheduled for the U.S. Supreme Court’s fall 2012 docket will be discussed at an _ program featuring legal scholars and media titled “On the Docket: The Legal and Media Worlds Look at the Supreme Court 2012 Term,” Sept. 20 in Washington, D.C.

The program will take place from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

John Milewski, host and managing editor of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars radio and television program “Dialogue,” will moderate the discussion. Panelists who will give unique perspectives on the topics include Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times; Stephen Wermiel, fellow in law and government at the American University Washington College of Law; David Salmons, partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP; and Susan Low Bloch, professor of law at Georgetown University Law School.

This event is sponsored by the ABA Division for Public Education and the Woodrow Wilson Center.

What:         On the Docket: The Legal and Media Worlds Look at the Supreme Court 2012 Term

When:        Sept. 20

       Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
                        Flom Auditorium, Ronald Reagan Building
                       1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

This event is free and open to members of the media and the general public. For media credentialing, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at -1039 or . The public should register here.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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