Litigation Update: Same Sex Marriage at the Supreme Court
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Recently, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor, two cases challenging laws that define the institution of marriage as between one man and one woman. The plaintiffs in both cases argue that the government's refusal to recognize same-sex marriage violates their Due Process and Equal Protection Rights.
Joining us to provide analysis of these cases is Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Professor Ernest A. Young of Duke University School of Law.
Mr. Shapiro is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Mr. Shapiro authored an amicus brief on behalf of the Cato Institute in both Windsor and Hollingsworth.
Professor Young teaches constitutional law, federal courts, and foreign relations law. He is one of the nation's leading authorities on the constitutional law of federalism, having written extensively on the Rehnquist Court's "Federalist Revival" and the difficulties confronting courts as they seek to draw lines between natoinal and state authority. Professor Young authored an amicus brief on behalf of a group of Federalism Scholars in Windsor.
Deborah J. Dewart is counsel for the Liberty, Life and Law Foundation, a North Carolina nonprofit corporation established to promote legal defense of religious liberty, sanctity of human life, liberty of conscience, family values and other moral principles. Ms. Dewart authored an amicus brief on behalf of the Liberty, Life and Law Foundation and the North Carolina Values Coalition in Winsdor and Hollingsworth.
Please join us at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP (150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2100) for this lunch time event to learn more about these cases and the impact of the Supreme Court's decisions.
The price is $10 for dues paying members of the Federalist Society and $20 for non-members. The admission price includes lunch. You may also sign up for one hour of North Carolina CLE Credit (approval pending).
Seating is limited to the first 50 people who RSVP.
If you have any questions, please contact Bob Numbers at TriangleFederalistSociety@gmail.com