C09 - Stare Decisis and the New Roberts Court (2023CLC-C09)

Monday, June 5, 2023

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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Trial/Appellate Track

Presented by the CT Bar Institute

About the Program

The US Supreme Court’s decision to overrule Roe v. Wade has many questioning whether the new Roberts Court approaches stare decisis in a fundamentally different way than its predecessors. In the last five years alone, the Court has overruled major precedents and upended long-standing law, running the gamut from Second Amendment rights to religious exercise. At the same time, the Court has declined opportunities to overrule other influential but deeply criticized (and polarizing) precedent. Join us for a panel discussion where leading scholars will explore this tension, discuss where they see the Court heading, and offer their perspectives on what role precedent plays in that journey.

You Will Learn

About what role stare decisis plays on the Roberts Court
What recent major precedents have been upended or overturned and what the larger significance is of those decisions
About what these trends mean moving forward

Who Should Attend

State and federal practitioners of all experience levels, young lawyers, and law students.

CLE Credit

CT: 2.0 CLE Credits (General)
NY: 2.0 CLE Credits (AOP)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for newly admitted and experienced attorneys CLE credits. 

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, a fully interactive videoconference, or simultaneous transmission with synchronous interactivity. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information please see the NYCourts.gov page on CLE: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/index.shtml.


Headshot - Amar1 Akhil Reed Amar
Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School, New Haven


Headshot - Garosshen1 Scott T. Garosshen
Robinson+Cole LLP, Hartford