Moot Court - Constitutional Law: Civil Rights - April 24, 2018

The course participants for Constitutional Law: Civil Rights will hold a moot court on April 24, 2018, from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm, in Convocation Hall. The students will assume the roles of counsel and justices as they argue and judge cases.

The case, argued on April 24, is Floyd v. Alabama and considers whether the state’s striking African Americans from a jury pool in a capital case with a Black defendant violated the Sixth Amendment guarantee of an impartial jury.

Arguing for the Mr. Floyd is Sean Heffron and Jacob Straessle; arguing for the state is Niccolo Verrecchia. Carrie Martin leads a bench including Joanna Paszek and Wilks Halliday.

The final case, argued on April 26, is Gill v. Whitford and considers whether partisan gerrymandering violates the principle of equal legislative representation required by the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Arguing for Wisconsin’s Elections Commission is Georgia Konstam and Margaret Dupree; arguing for the state’s voters is Madison McAdams and Sydney Peterson. Cooper Lewis leads a bench including Mac Bouldin, Grant McKenzie, and Destiney Golden.

This moot court engages contemporary issues of civil rights in an exciting and relevant way, and you are invited to attend!


Convocation Hall