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Elon Symposium: Celebrating 150 Years of Nine Justices While Wondering About the Supreme Court in Contemporary America

A Symposium to Assess Judicial Independence in 2019

 

To honor the sesquicentennial of the Judiciary Act of 1869 that established nine as the number of Justices to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States, Elon Law Review invites submissions for a symposium exploring how our High Court is affected by the circumstances of contemporary America. The symposium will be held on September 27, 2019, at Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

 

Despite many efforts across 150 years to alter the number of Justices on the Supreme Court, nine seems to have taken on constitutional stature despite the absence of constitutional dictate as to size. This number has withstood much of the Reconstruction era, FDR’s Court packing plan, and proposals for a tenth administrative justice. Today’s hyper-partisan environment creates fresh calls for changes in the institutional organization of the Court that could well impact its substantive decision making. This one day symposium will review the history of partisan influence on the Supreme Court as well as consider contemporary challenges to the Court’s independence together with prospective effects that current changes could evoke.

 

Proposals for participation can be from perspectives as broad as political, socio-economic, critical, historical, ideological, organizational and reputational. An abstract of the scholarly paper to be presented should be submitted not later than February 28, 2019, to the Elon Law Review symposium editors at kmagoon@elon.edu or zgreen2@elon.edu.  Accepted proposals will be organized into panels around common themes at the symposium. Papers will be due by September 1, 2019, for presentation at the September 27, 2019, symposium and publication in the symposium issue of the Elon Law Review in 2020.

 

 

Call for Papers--2018 SNX (South-North Exchange Conference)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS–PROPOSALS DUE DECEMBER 15

2018 SNX (South-North Exchange Conference)

Antigua, Guatemala

May 18-19, 2018

From Extraction to Emancipation: Development Reimagined

Sponsored by:  

Latina & Latino Critical Legal Theory, Inc. (LatCrit)

UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy

Gonzaga Law in Florence Human Rights Conference, June 2-3 in Florence, Italy

Gonzaga Law in Florence HR Conference

Gonzaga University School of Law is accepting paper proposals for presentation at the 2019 Gonzaga Law Human Rights Conference in Florence, Italy, Freedom of Expression as a Human Right. Co-hosted with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Italia, this conference will offer scholars and practitioners a unique opportunity to explore and share perspectives on the value of free expression and social inquiry as necessary foundations to human rights, all in the heart of the Renaissance. This video diary showcases the 2018 Gonzaga human rights conference in Florence, which explored the theme, Equal Justice as a Human Right.