CU Law’s Supreme Court Review

Panelists share their opinions and practical lessons from the recent U.S. Supreme Court session

Moderated by Hart, Panelists Craig Konnoth, Eric Olson and Aaron Van Oort talk about retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy's influence as the Supreme Court's swing vote

Anti-discrimination laws, political gerrymandering and travel bans: The topics barely scratch the surface of the breadth of issues the U.S. Supreme Court considered during the recently concluded session. The University of Colorado Law School hosted its annual Supreme Court review Wednesday in Denver, where panelists reflected on the court session’s biggest decisions and looked ahead to the court in a post-Anthony Kennedy era. Law professor Craig Konnoth, Bartlit Beck partner Eric Olson and Faegre Baker Daniels partner Aaron Van Oort participated, while Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart moderated the panel.

“I used to be a panelist, and now I’m not allowed to have opinions,” Hart joked. But Konnoth, Olson and Van Oort shared their own opinions and lessons for litigants from cases like Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Trump v. Hawaii, South Dakota v. Wayfair and Gill v. Whitford.

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