Disorder in the court? SCOTUS cases and controversies in 2022

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Disorder in the court? SCOTUS cases and controversies in 2022

Barbara Perry, Saikrishna Prakash, Sarah Wilson

Thursday, February 10, 2022
4:00PM - 5:00PM (EST)
Event Details

What is ahead for the U.S. Supreme Court during a historic midterm election year?

Three Miller Center experts in presidential studies and constitutional law discuss major upcoming and potentially transformative cases related to abortion, gun rights, health care, and possibly vaccine mandates. Public discussions regarding SCOTUS’s conservative majority also are likely to flare in 2022, with calls to expand the court and thus tip the balance.


Thursday, February 10, 2022
4:00PM - 5:00PM (EST)
Online webinar
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Barbara Perry

Barbara A. Perry is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, where she co-directs the Presidential Oral History Program. She has authored or edited 16 books on presidents, First Ladies, the Kennedy family, the Supreme Court, and civil rights and civil liberties. Perry has conducted more than 120 interviews for the George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama Presidential Oral History Projects; participated in the Bill Clinton interviews; directed the Edward Kennedy Oral History Project; and co-directs the Hillary Rodham Clinton Oral History Project. She served as a U.S. Supreme Court fellow and has worked for both Republican and Democratic members of the Senate.

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Saikrishna Prakash

Saikrishna Prakash, a Miller Center faculty senior fellow, is the James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law and Paul G. Mahoney Research Professor of Law at the University of Virginia Law School. His scholarship focuses on separation of powers, particularly executive powers. He teaches constitutional law, foreign relations law, and presidential powers. Prakash clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the author of Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive (Yale University Press 2015).

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, a Miller Center practitioner senior fellow, is a litigation and investigations partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling and chairs the firm’s market-leading Product Safety Practice Group. Her clients include the world’s largest global consumer and commercial products manufacturers across a range of industries, including consumer packaged goods, automotive vehicles and equipment, aviation, electronics, life sciences, and information technology. Prior to joining Covington, Wilson served in several high-ranking federal government positions, including as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, as senior and associate counsel to the president, and as a deputy assistant attorney general and trial attorney in the Department of Justice.