Co-Director Jennifer Mascott

Read below to follow Gray Center Co-Executive Director Jennifer Mascott in her key events, appearances, podcasts and congressional testimonies regarding the administrative state and the judicial system:

October 28

Co-Executive Director Mascott to provide commentary on Former WH Counsel Don McGahn’s Sullivan Lecture at the Ohio Statehouse

On Thursday, October 28, 2021, Gray Center Co-Executive Director Jennifer Mascott provided response commentary at the 42nd Annual John E. Sullivan Lecture, hosted by Capital University Law School, at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.

Mascott’s commentary complemented Donald F. McGahn II’s lecture on “Administrative Law: Past, Present, and Future.” McGahn currently works at Jones Day, with the title of Government Regulation Practice Leader. Prior to this, he served as White House Counsel to President Donald J. Trump.

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October 7
Podcast Appearance

The Supreme Court’s “Shadow Docket”
We The People Podcast, National Constitution Center

Description from the National Constitution Center:

Last week, Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito gave a speech responding to criticism of the Supreme Court’s emergency docket levied by, among others, his fellow Justices Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer. On this week’s episode, we explain what types of cases comprise the Court’s the emergency docket—sometimes referred to as the “shadow docket,” a term coined by scholar Will Baude—and whether the Court’s approach to emergency decision-making has changed in recent years, and why.

Host Jeffrey Rosen is joined by law professors Jennifer Mascott of George Mason Law School and Stephen Vladeck of the University of Texas Law School, both of whom testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at its hearing about the shadow docket this week. They illuminate current debates surrounding the shadow docket and detail some recent decisions that have drawn increased scrutiny to the Court’s emergency rulings, including in COVID-related cases, the Texas abortion case, and in challenges to some of President Trump’s immigration policies.

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September 29
Senate Judiciary Committee Testimony

Texas’s Unconstitutional Abortion Ban and the Role of the Shadow Docket
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
Chaired by Senator Durbin

On September 29, 2021, Gray Center Co-Executive Director Jennifer Mascott testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. The hearing was titled “Texas’s Unconstitutional Abortion Ban and the Role of the Shadow Docket.” Mascott was joined by Texas State Representative The Honorable Donna Howard, University of Texas School of Law Professor Stephen I. Vladeck, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center Fatima Goss Graves, and the Solicitor General of Alabama Edmund Gerard LaCour Jr. She discussed issues related to federal jurisdiction and the Supreme Court’s non-merits orders docket.

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