From the 2005 News Archive
Rumsfeld v. FAIR: Arguments Leading to the Supreme Court November 9, 2005 at 12:10pm
Professor Michael Greenberger will moderate part two of an educational series on the Solomon Amendment, entitled Rumsfeld v. FAIR: the Arguments Leading to the Supreme Court
, on November 9, 2005 at 12:10
at the School of Law, joined by panelists Scott R. McIntosh from the Department of Justice, Civil Appellate Division, and Pamela Harris, Partner at O'Melveny & Myers in Washington, DC. Mr.McIntosh and Ms.Harris wrote briefs submitted to the Third Circuit on the opposing sides of the case now before the Supreme Court.
Scott McIntosh is a Special Counsel on the Appellate Staff of the Department of Justice's Civil Division. He graduated magna cum laude
from Harvard Law School in 1982 and clerked for then-Judge Stephen Breyer on the First Circuit and Justice Harry Blackmun on the Supreme Court. Linda Greenhouse, in her recent book, Becoming Justice Blackmun
, features important contributions Mr. McIntosh made in his service to the Justice during his clerkship. After three years in private practice, Mr. McIntosh joined the Department of Justice as an appellate lawyer in 1987. He has represented the federal government in civil appeals involving a variety of complex statutory and constitutional issues and has argued more than sixty cases in the Courts of Appeals.
Pamela Harris is a partner in O'Melveny & Myers' Washington, D.C. office, and a member of the Litigation Department. Her area of practice is appellate litigation, with a focus on Supreme Court representation. Before coming to O'Melveny & Myers, Ms. Harris was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she specialized in the law of church and state. From 1993 to 1996, Ms. Harris worked at the Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice. Ms. Harris clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court and Chief Judge Harry T. Edwards of the D.C. Circuit. She is a graduate of Yale Law School, where she served as Current Topics Editor, Yale Law & Policy Review and a Member of the Moot Court Board. She also received her undergraduate degree at Yale where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Part one of the series was held on November 1st and featured Chai Feldblum, Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Legislation Clinic at Georgetown Law School. Her keynote address discussed the impact of the Solomon Amendment on U.S. law schools and the Rumsfeld v. FAIR
case now before the Supreme Court. The program also featured commentators James Leipold, Executive Director of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), and Sharra Greer, Director of Law and Policy for the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN).
Background information about the FAIR litigation, including a timeline and case documents, may be found at may be found at http://www.law.georgetown.edu/solomon/
The educational series about the Solomon Amendment is a joint presentation by the School of Law's Triangle Alliance, ACLU, and Moot Court Board and is sponsored by the Career Development Office and the Faculty Committee on Professionalism & Diversity.