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Upcoming Practices

Mon. December 14
12:00PM - 2:00PM National Online MC Zoom Demiana Khoury Zahra Alamire Sara Zeimer Justine Jung Bailey Smith
Fri. December 18
11:00AM - 12:30PM National Online MC Zoom Demiana Khoury Rachel Winer Justine Jung Eman Ateyeh Bailey Smith
2:00PM - 3:00PM National Online MC Michael Lenett
Tue. December 22
11:00AM - 12:00PM National Online MC Justine Jung Demiana Khoury Bailey Smith Michael Lenett
3:00PM - 4:30PM National Online MC Demiana Khoury Michael Lenett

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Marco Ornelas, Michelle Dong, and Melissa Rake

1. (A) Whether federal appellate courts may raise the defense of qualified immunity sua sponte, and if so, (B) whether the holding in Pearson v. Callahan, 555 U.S. 223 (2009) permitting lower courts to proceed directly to the “clearly established” prong of the qualified immunity analysis should stand; and

2. Whether placing a prisoner with serious mental illnesses and a history of self-harm in administrative segregation for 360 days, without consistent access to physician prescribed treatment, violates the Eighth Amendment right against cruel and unusual punishment.

Last practice January 10.

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