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Sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the Chicago Bar Association, this competition consists of mock appellate argument before the Supreme Court of the United States. Among recent topics: whether an extra-jurisdictional arrest performed by a security officer violated the Fourth Amendment; whether a state could broadcast the execution of a condemned prisoner live over the internet; and whether such a broadcast violated the First Amendment rights of the prisoner; whether the Safer Schools Anti-Terrorism Act, which banned the possession of certain items on school grounds, was constitutional; and whether the Defense of Marriage Act obstructs the application of Full Faith and Credit amongst the states and whether these doctrines can work to deny a state's recognition of same-sex union properly solemnized in a sister state.

The CBA Moot Court Competition takes place in Chicago.

2019-2020 Chicago Bar Association Team

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From Left to Right: Jack Lewis, Vanessa Gebka, Matthew Doran, Keeley Sawyer.