Fresh from his oral argument before the Supreme Court in Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association (a First Amendment challenge to California's ban on the sale of "violent" video games to minors and the topic for the moot court competition in the fall), Mr. Smith will survey cases challenging the Defense of Marriage Act; Proposition 8; Don't Ask, Don't Tell; and more.
Judge Feinerman will discuss the judicial nomination and confirmation process, based on his recent experience. Additionally, he will provide reflections on his early experience on the bench and his insights on the transition from practicing attorney to federal judge.
Richard Shweder is William Claude Reavis Distinguished Service Professor of Human Development at the University of Chicago. Adam Kissel, is Director, Individual Rights Defense Program at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.