Students Argue in McBaine Moot Court Competition
On Monday, April 19, Karen Fessler '04 and Melanie Griswold '04 will compete in the final round of the James Patterson McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition. The students will argue Johnson v. City of Cincinnati, a hypothetical appeal to the United States Supreme Court from a 6th Circuit decision. The judges will decide whether a city ordinance banning drug offenders from a blighted neighborhood labeled a "drug exclusion zone" violated the plaintiffs' constitutional rights to interstate travel and to intimate association. Fessler will argue for the city and Griswold will represent the plaintiffs.
Arguments will be heard by Judge David Tatel of the D.C. Circuit; Judge Thelton Henderson '62 of the Northern District of California; and Justice Anthony Kline of the California Court of Appeal, First District. The annual competition is open to all second- and third-year students. The moot court will take at 3:30 p.m. in Booth Auditorium. For more information, contact Bill Fernholz at 510-643-4447 or firstname.lastname@example.org.