On Thursday, July 8th from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, ADL will once again partner with The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to present its Supreme Court Review, an opportunity to unpack the decisions handed down by the justices and discuss the ramifications of those decisions. As the country continues to reconcile significant changes to the Court’s makeup, highly compelling cases addressing voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights, church-state separation, immigration, and many other key issues swing in the balance.
Just last week, their ruling in Fulton v. Philadelphia—a surprisingly unanimous decision ruling that the City of Philadelphia violated the First Amendment free exercise clause when they refused a contract with Catholic Social Services after the Catholic foster agency restricted same-sex families from adopting. This ruling leaves important unanswered questions about the potential for discrimination under the guise of religious freedom. How will this and the rest of the term’s Court rulings impact the country and our communities?
Dahlia Lithwick of Slate will moderate a discussion among distinguished legal scholars Erwin Chemerinsky, Frederick Lawrence, Melissa Murray and Paul Clement about the vital issues of the term, the changing dynamics of the Court, and what to expect next year. Locally, Sara Rips, LGBTQIA+ Legal & Policy Counsel with of ACLU Nebraska, will be on hand to speak (immediately following the broadcast) to the Fulton vs. City of Philadelphia decision and answer any questions from our Omaha viewing audience.
Before joining ACLU of Nebraska in July 2020, Ms. Rips practiced civil litigation at Legal Aid of Nebraska where she litigated issues relating to housing and domestic abuse, as well as working in their Access to Justice Walk-In Clinic. She was graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2016 and is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association. In the past, she served on the ACLU of Nebraska’s lawyer panel.
ADL’s Supreme Court Review is open to the public, free of charge and will provide a light lunch for all in attendance. You can RSVP for the LIVE Watch Party in the JCC’s Wiseman Family Room by contacting Pam Monsky (email@example.com) or you can watch from the comfort of your own home by registering online (visit: omaha.adl.org.)
1.5 CLE Credits are available for this program (at no charge). If you have questions about CLE credit in your state, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.