3L Nationals
New York
Members: Naomi Strauss, Jonathan Klaren, and John Darin
Coaches: David C. Casarrubias
Description of Issues:

Petitioners are appealing the 14th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to reverse the trial court’s judgments as matter of law in favor of the government.  Petitioners are instead asking the United States Supreme Court to reverse the decision of the Court of Appeals and hold that: 1) § 1983 claims of retaliatory arrest require plaintiffs to plead the absence of probable cause; and 2) unauthorized drivers of rental cars are third parties who lack standing to challenge vehicle searches.

The Certified Questions are as follows:

  1. Whether an arrest made in retaliation for a plaintiff’s exercise of protected speech violates the First Amendment where the arrest is supported by probable cause.
  2. Whether a driver not party to a rental agreement has standing to challenge an unreasonable search of the rental vehicle under the Fourth Amendment.
Scheduling Contact: David C. Casarrubias (davidc.casarrubias@uchastings.edu)
Document(s): davidc.casarrubias@uchastings.edu
DATE AND TIME ROOM JUDGE JUDGE JUDGE JUDGE JUDGE
Tue. January 9
1:00PM - 2:00PM (CLOSED)
Fri. January 12
2:00PM - 3:00PM C Paige Adaskaveg Jordan Olson Ashley Ayad Madeline Landry kyle mclean
Sun. January 14
1:00PM - 3:00PM MCR Eric Schmoll Joy Siu Galindo kyle mclean
Wed. January 17
12:00PM - 1:00PM F Alex Padua Paige Adaskaveg Jordan Olson gabbi Michael Rhoads
Thu. January 18
1:00PM - 2:00PM Tower 404 Fiona Michael Raimondi Nicole Wise Carson Riley
2:00PM - 3:00PM Tower 404 Gabbi Madeline Landry Sarah Madan Carson Riley
Fri. January 19
1:00PM - 2:00PM D Paige Adaskaveg Miranda Rowley Adrienne Subido Ashley Ayad Eric Schmoll
Sat. January 20
11:00AM - 12:00PM F Joy Siu Alex Padua
Sun. January 21
12:00PM - 1:00PM MCR Alex Padua Adrienne Subido Joy Siu
1:00PM - 3:00PM MCR Alex Padua Irene Lee
Mon. January 22
8:30AM - 9:30AM C Alex Padua Brittany
9:30AM - 11:00AM Tower 404
Tue. January 23
1:00PM - 3:00PM MCR (sendoff) Alex Padua Michael Rhoads Claire Baugher