Breaking Precedent: SCOTUS in the Midst of a Pandemic

June 12, 2020 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
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ELI Member Breaking News Webinar

With County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund decided, several cases likely to affect environmental law await oral arguments, including McGirt v. Oklahoma and Texas v. New Mexico. Moreover, environmental cases previously argued by the Court are pending a decision and more cases are scheduled to be heard by the Court.

To complicate matters, oral arguments before the Supreme Court that were previously scheduled in March and April were postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Despite historically minimizing the use of technology, in April the Court announced plans to continue hearing oral arguments via teleconference in May.

What can we learn from the Maui and recent decisions as to how the justices might approach upcoming environmental cases? How might the coronavirus pandemic and the Court's recent embrace of technology affect its decision-making in pending environmental cases? Our panelists explored these developments and their implications for environmental cases pending before the Supreme Court.

Davina Pujari
, Partner, Hanson Bridgett¸ Moderator
John Cruden, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC, formerly Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Department of Justice (invited)
Richard Lazarus, Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Sambhav Sankar, Senior Vice President of Programs, Earthjustice

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Supplemental Material:
COVID-19 Today
(A non-profit project to track Covid19 policies across the United States)

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