Yesterday, I spoke about Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky to the student chapter of the Federalist Society at Santa Clara University School of Law. Dean Brad Joondeph provided commentary. Here’s a transcript of my remarks:
Last week, I was at the Supreme Court to second-chair the oral argument in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky.
The case, which involves a First Amendment challenge to a ban on political apparel at the polling place, has garnered quite a bit of attention. Here’s a round-up:
Oral argument in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky is just 13 days away. I’ll be in Washington D.C. for most of the next two weeks to talk about how this case affects the Free Speech rights of everyone from members of the Tea Party to the NAACP.
On Thursday, February 22, I’ll be on a panel at the Cato Institute with Cato’s Trevor Burrus and Munger Tolles partner Ginger Anders. Anders, who has argued 18 cases before the Supreme Court, is one of the lawyers for the government in Minnesota Voters Alliance. You may register for the event here or watch it online.
On Tuesday, February 27, I’ll be speaking at 12:15 to the Georgetown Law Federalist Society in McDonough 201. Come get a preview of the case the day before it is argued before the Supreme Court.
Two events next week on Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, a case that will be argued in the Supreme Court of the United States in just 18 days.
On Monday, I will be speaking to the Federalist Society at the University of Minnesota Law School. The event will take place at 12:15 p.m. in Mondale Hall Room 30.
On Tuesday, Andy Cilek, Dave Breemer, and I will host a press call at 2 p.m. EST. Contact Pacific Legal Foundation Media Director Kate Pomeroy (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re a member of the press and would like to join the call.
On Tuesday, I spoke to the Sacramento Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society about Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky. In Minnesota Voters Alliance, we’re asking the Supreme Court to invalidate a ban on political apparel (including shirts featuring the logo of the Tea Party, the Chamber of Commerce, or the AFL-CIO) at polling places across Minnesota. The Court will hear argument in the case on February 28.
The Center for Competitive Politics promotes and defends the First Amendment rights to freely speak, assemble, publish, and petition the government through strategic litigation, communication, activism, training, research, and education. The Center of Competitive Politics is no more; the organization is now the Institute for Free Speech.
This Thursday, I’ll be speaking to the Federalist Society at the University of Michigan Law School on Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky. The case, which the justices will consider at its conference on October 6, features a broad ban on political apparel at the polling place. PLF represents Minnesota voters in arguing that the ban, which extends to shirts by the Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO, violates the overbreadth doctrine of the First Amendment. Professor Sam Bagenstos will provide commentary on my speech.