Wed 10/29 Blue ribbon panel to discuss the 'Future of the U.S. Supreme Court'

With this year's election for president, there are many issues to consider: the economy, the war in Iraq, education, etc. But one issue will be crucial, how will the Supreme Court be affected by the vote we cast for President? Join nationally-regarded scholars in the Triangle, including from all of its law schools, to discuss these issues.

“Future of the U.S. Supreme Court” will be held this Wednesday evening, October 29, at the Morning Times Cafe Gallery (10 E. Hargett Street. 2nd floor gallery - beside Raleigh Times restaurant)in Downtown Raleigh from 6:45-8:15pm

Panel and Moderators:

Julius Chambers, Director of Center for Civil Rights and Clinical Professor of Law, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law; former Chancellor, NC Central University; former Director Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in NYC (following Thurgood Marshall and Jack Greenberg); helped found NC’s first integrated law firm; helped successfully litigate landmark U.S. Supreme Court rulings in the areas of school busing, Title VII employment discrimination and legislative redistricting; first in class, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law (1961).

Justice Robert F. “Bob” Orr, Executive Director, North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law; former Associate Justice NC Supreme Court; former Judge, NC Court of Appeals; elected four times statewide by NC voters; Republican candidate for Governor in 2008.

Neil S. Siegel, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Law and Political Science, Duke University School of Law; former clerk for current Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; served as special counsel to Senator Joseph Biden during confirmation hearings of now Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito; first in class, University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) (2001).

Catharine Biggs Arrowood, Partner, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP; Board of Governors, NC Bar Association; Past-President, Wake County and Tenth Judicial District Bar Associations; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America.

Sarah Hutt Ludington, Visiting Assistant Professor, NC Central University School of Law; course offerings include First Amendment, Information Privacy and Education law; former clerk, Hon. Harry T. Edwards of U.S. Ct. of Appeals for D.C. Circuit and Hon. Joyce Hens Green, U.S. District Ct. for D.C.

E. Gregory Wallace, Associate Professor of Law, Campbell University School of Law; course offerings include the Constitution and the Courts, Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Federal Courts and Civil Rights Litigation; first in class, University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law (1990); M.A. (Biblical Studies), Dallas Theological Seminary.

This is an open discussion and all are welcome. No RSVP, membership or fee required.

Please contact Zeke Creech with any comments or questions (919-332-4933, zekecreech@parkerpoe.com or @yahoo.com).

Thanks to Zeke for putting this together, and for helping inform the voters about this important issue.