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High Stakes in the High Court: The Battle Over Federal Regulatory Reach

  • January 28, 2015
  • 12:25pm–1:50pm
  • NYU School of Law Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge 40 Washington Square South

The Supreme Court will soon decide the fate of policies on climate change, health insurance subsidies, and other critical issues that test the limits of federal government regulation. How is the Court likely to rule on these issues? And what is unique about litigating cases before the Supreme Court? Sean Donahue and Peter Keisler are frequent adversaries in the Supreme Court, regularly representing opposing sides in environmental cases. Caitlin Halligan, former Solicitor General of the State of New York, is a prominent legal expert who has argued numerous cases involving a broad set of federal regulatory programs. The panelists will discuss their past experiences and speculate about the Court’s future direction.



  • Richard Revesz, Lawrence King Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus; Director, Institute for Policy Integrity, NYU School of Law