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Professor Suzette Malveaux Participates in ACS Supreme Court Review


Catholic University law school professor Suzette Malveaux offered her analysis of some of the major cases argued before the United States Supreme Court during its recently concluded term at the “2010-2011 Supreme Court Review,” sponsored by The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.
Held at the National Press Club on June 30, the event invited leading experts to discuss the direction of the court and offer interpretation of its decided cases. Joining a half-dozen leading academics and practitioners who analyzed the Court's most noteworthy decisions and identified emerging trends, Malveaux discussed four cases involving class actions and employment discrimination. The most prominent and far-reaching ruling, Wal-Mart v Dukes, was issued on June 20, 2011.
Following a brief overview of the big cases, speakers took turns placing cases in context and discussing larger themes. For example, does the Roberts Court favor corporations over the individual? Or, what is the future of the class action mechanism and how does that impact access to justice?
Fellow panelists included law professors, private practitioners, and attorneys representing advocacy groups.