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2005 Press Releases

American Constitution Society to Host Supreme Court Preview: A Sampling of the 2005-2006 Term

Sep 01, 2005

TALLAHASSEE— On Monday October 3, 2005, the FSU American Constitution Society (ACS) chapter will host a panel discussion titled “Supreme Court Preview: A Sampling of the 2005-2006 Term.”

This event provides an opportunity for College of Law students and faculty, as well as members of the Tallahassee community, to meet and discuss some of the most noteworthy cases the Supreme Court will hear in the upcoming term, the outcome is expected to have a major affect on the lives of many.

College of Law professors will comment on some particularly significant upcoming Supreme Court cases.

  • Steve Gey, the David and Deborah Fonvielle & Donald and Janet Hinkle Professor, a constitutional law scholar, will discuss the two abortion cases on the docket, Scheidler v. National Organization for Women, Inc., and Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood
  • Nat Stern, the John W. &Ashley E. Frost Professor, also a constitutional law expert, will address Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic & Institutional Rights. This case challenges the constitutionality of the Solomon Amendment, which affects military recruitment on school campuses
  • Lois Shepherd, the D’Alemberte Professor, a bioethics expert, will speak about Gonzales v. Oregon, which will determine whether the federal Controlled Substances Act preempts Oregon’s decision to legalize doctorassisted suicide
  • Jim Rossi, the Harry M. Walborsky Professor and associate dean for research, will be the moderator

The panel discussion will be held at the FSU College of Law, Room 101, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm followed by a reception in the Rotunda. This event is free and open to the public.

The ACS is a national organization for law students, lawyers and judges who are working to ensure that the fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice are in their rightful, central place in American law. An ACS chapter was formed at the Florida State College of Law in January of 2005. 

​September 2005