JoshBlogs Takes a Road Trip: UPenn, George Mason, Cato, SCOTUS, & Georgetown Law Center

February 22nd, 2010

I have a very busy week ahead.

Friday and Saturday, February 26-27 I will be liveblogging the 2010 Federalist Society Student Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania. I will be providing live coverage of all sessions, as well as some video interviews with some of the luminaries in attendance. If anyone is attending, please stop by and say hi.

Monday, March 1 at 12:00 p.m.,  I will be presenting a discussion on McDonald v. Chicago to the George Mason Federalist Society. I will be livestreaming video the event. I am really glad to be able to talk at my alma matter, and I look forward to seeing my old friends at professors at GMU.

Monday at 4:00 p.m., I will be liveblogging Cato’s event on McDonald v. Chicago.  This should be a great discussion.

Immediately following the event at Cato, I will taxi over to the Supreme Court, and get on line for a seat for oral arguments in McDonald v. Chicago. Yes, I am prepared to sleep outside of 1 First Street for a ticket. Let’s hope it doesn’t rain.

Around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, I will be livestreaming a show from the steps of the Supreme Court. I have managed to tether the web camera on my laptop to my blackberry, so if all goes according to plan, I will broadcast live from SCOTUS. Expect a breakdown of the case, interviews with the interesting characters on line, and any last minute thoughts on the case.

Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m., after I receive my ticket, I will conduct another livestream from the steps of SCOTUS, and chat with some of the bigwigs as they enter the Court. This should be fun.

And, at 10:00 a.m., Alan Gura will begin, “Mr. Chief Justice, and may it please the Court.” Though I cannot liveblog from the SCOTUS chamber, I will be taking copious notes. At 11:00 a.m., after the conclusion of arguments, I will file an instant analysis of the case from the steps of SCOTUS.

At 3:30 p.m., Ilya and I will be discussing McDonald at Georgetown University Law Center. I’m fairly certain that we will provide the first definitive analysis of the case, so this should be a a very significant event. I will provide my instant reactions to oral arguments, and also try to lead the tea leaves as to how SCOTUS will decide the case. Anyone in town, please stop by at GULC. It will be fun. If you can’t make it, I will livestream video of the event.

Following the event GULC, I received a invite to a McDonald wrap party at an undisclosed reception, so that will take me well into the evening.

I will be providing liveblogs, tweets, and other updates throughout the day, so please stay tuned.

And, somehow, Wednesday morning I will be back at work 🙂