From POTUS to SCOTUS: Federal Post Mid-term Predictions

At the December 2018 National Conference, CSG members heard from two D.C.-based experts who offered their predictions of what to expect in the coming year. With the mid-term elections over, state leaders are keeping a close eye on the priorities of the new Congress, the Trump Administration, and the Supreme Court. If the last two years is an indicator, there could be a variety of policies enacted in Washington that will have a major impact of state and local governments. 

Mark Strand, President, Congressional Institute SEE SLIDES HERE

Strand became president of the Congressional Institute in 2007. Founded in 1987, the Congressional Institute is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping members of Congress better serve their constituents and helping their constituents better understand the operations of the national legislature. Strand spent nearly 24 years on Capitol Hill in both the House and Senate. He is a 2017 Harvard Kennedy School Institute of a Politics Fellow, and an adjunct professor of legislative affairs at the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. 

Lisa Soronen, Executive Director,, State and Local Legal Center SEE SLIDES HERE

The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) files amicus curiae briefs in support of state and local governments in the U.S. Supreme Court, conducts moot courts for attorneys arguing before the Supreme Court, and provides other assistance to states and local governments in connection with Supreme Court litigation. Prior to joining the SLLC, Soronen worked for the National School Boards Association, the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, and clerked for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.


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