Committee Name: Supreme Court of the United States, 2018
Organ: Councils, Boards, and Courts (CBCs)
Undersecretary-General: Jaebok Lee
Deputy Undersecretary-General: Claudia Leonor
Chair: Mattie Haag
Topics will be released with the Spring 2018 Docket of the Supreme Court!
The Topic Abstract for this committee can be accessed here.
A Letter from the Chair
Welcome to the spring session of the Supreme Court of the United States. This session, you will be considering three real cases chosen from the docket to be considered by the Supreme Court during the 2018 spring session and will be tasked with presenting arguments, discussing, and ultimately issuing opinions on each case. Each member of this committee plays a key role, whether that be as a justice, a lawyer, or a representative of a special interest involved in a case. While these roles will be assigned ahead of time, they will rotate throughout the duration of the committee and each of you will have acted at least as a justice and a lawyer.
While all three branches of the United States government are of relatively equal importance, the Supreme Court is particularly powerful. This court, separated from politics and tasked with the neutral, unbiased, and logically sound review of the constitutionality of laws, plays the largest role in affecting this country’s long-term policy and culture. The arguments you present in this room, the debate you hold, and the decisions you make will have a gross impact on the future of the United States, and your names will go down in history as those who determined the outcomes of these cases.
I look forward to a weekend of well-researched arguments, heated debate, and collaborative decision-making. You are all key players in the political and social future of this country, so take your preparation and involvement seriously, and I look forward to meeting you all.
Chair, Supreme Court of the United States