With the retirement of longtime swing-vote Justice Anthony Kennedy and his replacement with Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a new era emerged at the Supreme Court. Justice Kavanaugh’s appointment firmly cemented the Court’s conservative majority, with broad ramifications for American jurisprudence. This panel will address the shifting nature of the Court with the additions of Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh to the bench, and the implications for the legal status of LGBTQ+ individuals. Panelists will also review notable cases decided during the 2018-2019 term and discuss the future of the Court, including how it is likely to address the Title VII sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination cases facing it next term.
Location: Salon G, H, I, J, K, L
Speakers: Jon W. Davidson (Freedom For All Americans); Chinyere Ezie (Center for Constitutional Rights); Chai R. Feldblum (Morgan Lewis); Greg Nevins (Lambda Legal); Chase Strangio (The ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project)