Several NYU Law faculty members participated in panel discussions at the 2013 National Convention of the American Constitution Society on June 14-15. University Professor Arthur Miller moderated a discussion on the current state of class action litigation and mandatory arbitration, with a particular focus on the impact of Supreme Court cases Wal-Mart v. Dukes and AT&T v. Concepcion in the lower courts. Burt Neuborne, Inez Milholland Professor of Civil Liberties, took part in a conversation about the Supreme Court's shift on corporate First Amendment issues, as shown in the Court's decisions on Sorrel v. IMS Health, Inc. andCitizens United v. Federal Elections Commission. Richard Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, also spoke about Citizens United, as well as Shelby County v. Holder, and how the Court's decisions in these two cases will impact political equality and democracy in the United States. See below for video of all three panel discussions.
VIDEO: "A Class Act Term? The Supreme Court and Class Actions" featuring Arthur Miller:
VIDEO: "A Corporate Takeover of the First Amendment?" featuring Burt Neuborne:
VIDEO: "The Value of a Vote: Reassessing Political Equality" featuring Richard Pildes:
Posted on June 21, 2013