On February 27, 2019, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association, a hotly contested constitutional case regarding the display of religious symbols on public land. The Court was asked whether a 93-year-old memorial to community members who were killed during World War I is unconstitutional because it is shaped like a cross. The Court is also considering whether the use of public funds to maintain a religious symbol on public land endorses religion. Veteran constitutional attorney Erica Dubno discusses this case at length as well as its implications for other religious symbols on public property.
Erica T. Dubno worked with Herald Price Fahringer for 20 years. She is one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Erica Dubno has received awards for her appellate advocacy and, together with Mr. Fahringer, has drafted criminal and civil appeals in the federal Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Eighth and Ninth Circuits, as well as the United States Supreme Court, and in the New York Court of Appeals.
She has co-authored numerous articles with Herald Fahringer, as well as book reviews for the New York Law Journal. Erica Dubno graduated from Oberlin College and Brooklyn Law School with honors.
This was interesting and well laid out. I feel like someone with little knowledge could watch and get a lot of information.
Really well presented. Thanks!!!
Very interesting case and material. I really enjoyed it.
I’ve taken many Lawline CLE’s, this is one of your best instructors!
Exceptional work from Attorney Dubno. I really enjoy her programs. Please continue posting them.
Really thorough and clear presentation - I like this presenter and will look for her work in the future
An excellent presentation on a difficult topic. Very fair to both sides.
Excellent thorough discussion, well organized in moving efficiently through the decision’s issues and context,
Good program. Makes me miss law school.
Great update on a very confusing area of constitutional law about which I am frequently asked by friends and colleagues.
Excellent analysis of a SC case. Really understand the case after this CLE.
interesting, knowledgeable well presented
Excellent review of recent developments estabishment clause.
Great presentation style
Yikes. The Supreme Court whiffed on that one. What a confusing case!
Excellent discussion of the impacts and precedents of the Court's decision in the American Legion v. American Humanist case.
Very good speaker.
Erica Dubno is wonderful. I find her teaching style so effective. Really enjoy every program that features her as a presenter.
Really interesting, balanced and thorough!
Very pleasant voice and insightful analysis.
As a Maryland resident, I've heard a number of debates and seminars on this topic. Ms. Dubno is an excellent presenter!!
Very informative and interesting presentation.
Few things more interesting than a good First Amendment case. Well, of Supreme Court cases.....
An interest captivating presentation. Nicely done.
Ms. Dubro is an excellent instructor, as usual.
Really interesting presentation and the presenter was engaging.
Best Lawline CLE I’ve ever seen. Clear, fair, presented both sides evenly (in sharp contrast to this morning’s live CLE about the Heller decision.)
A thorough and even-handed assessment of the background and import of the case. Would recommend.
Very good presenter on an interesting topic!
Interesting legal and historical presentation.