SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, 2019

Chair: Russell Wirth


This committee will act as 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 2019. Roles will rotate throughout the duration of the committee, and each delegate will have the chance to act as both lawyer and Justice, presenting arguments for the Petitioner, Respondent, and Amicus Briefs, and ultimately issuing opinions on each case. 

TOPIC Abstract

APPROXIMATE COMMITTEE SIZE: 17


LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

Delegates will...

  • Understand the full life-cycle of a case before the Supreme Court, from issuing a writ of certiorari to the publishing of a decision;

  • Present oral arguments, deliberate, and issue opinions on each case;

  • Gain new perspective on the role of the Supreme Court in affecting this country’s long-term policy and culture.


About the Chair

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Russell Wirth is a proud member of the Georgetown University Class of 2019, majoring in Government and double minoring in Sociology and History. An aspiring lawyer, his undergraduate studies center on American history, law, politics and society. He currently serves as Executive Co-Chair of the Georgetown Honor Council. At various points throughout his undergraduate career, Russell has been a member of the Georgetown Student Association Constitutional Council, Georgetown Mock Trial, and Georgetown Pride. Russell also camped out overnight to see the Supreme Court cases Fisher II and Gill v. Whitford. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, his passions include hiking, biking, and debates with friends over brunch.