After one of the most historic United States Supreme Court sessions in years, emotions ran high and charges of radicalism ran amuck as the Justices handed down rulings on immigration enforcement, national healthcare, campaign finance law, stolen valor and more. But in the end, did SCOTUS simply uphold the law of the land? Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams, get the legal facts behind the decisions from New York University School of Law Professor Roderick Hills, Jr. and Temple University Beasley School of Law Professor Jan Ting.
Since 2010, there has been great debate over the controversial ruling, Citizens United. Most recently, the Montana Supreme Court challenged the decision while Senator McCain called it “one of the worst decisions I have ever seen.” Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney J. Craig Williams welcomes Attorney Joseph M. Birkenstock, former chief counsel of the Democratic National Committee and Bradley A. Smith, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Center for Competitive Politics and former Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, for an in-depth discussion on the impact of the ruling during an election year and its influence on the upcoming Presidential election.
With the end of the U.S. Supreme Court term came some stand-out rulings including handgun case, McDonald v. City of Chicago and patent law case, Bilski v. Kappos. Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Adam Winkler, a constitutional law specialist from UCLA School of Law and Attorney Amy Howe, the editor of SCOTUSblog, to discuss the Supreme Court round-up. In addition, they discuss recent rulings, a liberal vs. conservative Supreme Court, the Elena Kagan confirmation hearings and take a look back at some landmark decisions.