James Azadian (JD '01) Authors Two-Part Supreme Court Review in Los Angeles Daily Journal
Pepperdine Caruso Law alumnus and Board of Advisors member James S. Azadian (JD '01) has authored a two-part series in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on the Supreme Court's October 2019 term. In Part I, published on July 16, Azadian discusses decisions affecting abortion, criminal law and procedure, the Electoral College, employment/LGBT rights, and immigration. In Part 2, published on July 17, Azadian reviews decisions affecting intellectual property, religious liberty, and the separation of powers.
Excerpt from the Los Angeles Daily Journal:
The U.S. Supreme Court gaveled out last Thursday, drawing to a close one of the most politically volatile terms in recent memory. The October 2019 term resulted in only 55 decisions after oral argument and five summary reversals — the smallest docket since the 1800s. Faced with the pandemic, the court announced in March that it would close indefinitely, making it the court's first pandemic-related closure since the Spanish Flu in 1918. But the justices managed to soon resume court business by holding telephonic oral arguments with a public live audio feed (for the very first time), adding an oral argument sitting in May (taking the place of its usual March and April sittings), and rescheduling approximately a dozen cases for its October 2020 term.
The articles may be found here (subscription required)