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Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition

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.