In this town hall, Dr. John C. Eastman, Founding Director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, discusses the Supreme Court's groundbreaking decisions in King v. Burwell and Obergefell v. Hodges. These cases illustrate the Roberts Court's troubling willingness to decide political questions properly left to the people.
Before the Court: Supreme Court Term in Review
Dr. John C. Eastman is joined by Anastasia Boden to discuss the Murr v. Wisconsin case. Next he is joined by Michael Huston to discuss Matal v. Tam and Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman. Later Eastman is joined by Dr. Sohan Dasgupta to discuss the Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley.
Dr. John C. Eastman is Founding Director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, and currently serves as the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute.
Anastasia Boden is a 2015 John Marshall Fellow. Ms. Boden is an attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation, working on the Economic Liberty Project where she challenges anti-competitive occupational licensing laws, and laws that restrict the freedom of speech.
Michael Huston is a 2014 John Marshall Fellow, who is an associate at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Huston served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John Roberts.
Dr. Sohan Dasgupta is a 2016 John Marshall Fellow who is currently clerking for Judge David Faber of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia and he will clerk for Judge Consuelo Callahan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Dr. Dasgupta served as executive editor (symposium issue) of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.
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In this town hall, Dr. John C. Eastman, Founding Director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, takes a look at the oral arguments from two of the term’s most important cases—Fisher v. University of Texas and Evenwel v. Abbott.