Supreme Court Spotlight: Litigation Strategies in the Roberts Court Era

By Kimberly Thomas Rapp

Since its founding, EJS has been working with allies to counter the conservative right-wing imbalance in the courts that has limited the reach of antidiscrimination law and undermined civil rights policy.

As a part of this effort, we continue to collaborate with Supreme Court litigators, general counsels and attorneys of legal services organizations, policy advocates, communications experts, law professors and other advocates to share information, strategize and coordinate approaches to short- and long-term litigation strategies, policy development and public education.

In January, EJS co-hosted with Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Irvine School of Law, its most recent convening on Litigation Strategies in the Roberts Court Era. EJS Board members and legal strategists, James Brosnahan, Anthony Solana and Tobias Barrington Wolff participated.

We were also joined by Elliot Mincberg of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary and colleagues from around the country from organizations such as National Senior Citizens Law Center, Constitutional Accountability Center, National Employment Lawyers Association, MALDEF, National Legal Aid and Defenders Association, National Health Law Program, Center for Reproductive Rights, Lamda Legal, Legal Services of Northern California, Disability Rights and Education Fund, and many other important allies.

Together, we discussed the future of federal courts and agencies, litigation and decision trends in the federal appellate courts and Supreme Court, future litigation to improve antidiscrimination protections, pending and future legislation, and communications strategies.

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