Entries by Steve Harvey

CLE Program: Reflections on the 13th Anniversary of the Intelligent Design Case, Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District and its Legal Implications.

November 1, 2018 Speakers: Steve Harvey with Lauri Lebo and Eric Rothschild Steve will be joined by Eric Rothschild, his co-counsel in the noted case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, and journalist Lauri Lebo, who covered the trial and later wrote a book about the experience, The Devil in Dover An Insider’s Story […]

Supreme Court Kiboshes Kids’ Climate Claims (For Now)

  On Friday, October 19, Chief Justice Roberts issued an administrative stay order in Juliana v. U.S., a lawsuit over climate change in federal court in Oregon against the federal government with a group of children as plaintiffs. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/101918zr1_086c.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0M2xwMUaoXOWUc8yuKFnXKqvImJk50pPiu0J8gULSPVhoN9jpoI9mlF5M The trial was scheduled to begin on October 29. The case survived motions to dismiss in […]

CLE Program: Scientific Expertise in the Courtroom

Thursday, March 29, 2018 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Science History Institute 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia Testimony by scientific experts plays a key role in criminal and civil cases throughout the U.S. Yet it is an area that is continually evolving as cutting-edge scientific procedures are developed and new ethical questions are raised. Villanova University Charles […]

Federal Judge Says School District Flunks Its Obligation to Educate Students Who Don’t Speak English by Making Them Take Class Taught Only In English

A decision issued by federal Judge Edward G. Smith in Pennsylvania last Friday confirms our faith in the ability of the legal system to get it right. The issue was whether 5 students living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who came from Somalia, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burma had a right to attend a […]

Supreme Court Holds That Rule 68 Offer of Judgment Does Not Make Class Action Moot

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, with Justice Thomas providing the sixth vote, held that an unaccepted offer of judgment under Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in a case seeking class certification under Rule 23 does not render the case moot, even though the defendant’s offer of […]