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November 18, 2008

Case: Hubbard, Lopez, and Betancourt v. Andrews

A writ of certiorari is granted on the following two questions:

  1. Whether the a public university’s removal of part of a student organization’s website to prevent on-line publication of a student-authored research paper violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
  2. Whether the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides a public university teaching assistant with a liberty interest in preventing the placement of stigmatizing information in his personnel file without a name-clearing hearing

Read the Appendix (Record on Appeal)

Judges

Hon. Stephen G. Breyer ’64, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
Hon. Marsha Siegal Berzon, U.S. Court of Appeals for The Ninth Circuit
Hon. Frank Hull, U.S. Court of Appeals for The Eleventh Circuit

Teams

Teams

Six Ames oralists stand behind three seated judges

The Honorable Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Team

Petitioners

Best Overall

Ishan K. Bhabha, Oralist
Jonathan Cooper
Alexandra Davies
Christina Krause
Logan Steiner
David J. Zimmer, Best Oralist

Six oralists stand behind three seated judges

The Harper Lee Team

Respondents

Best Brief

Kristin Bateman
Douglas Brayley
Eric S. Nguyen, Oralist
Elyse Schneiderman
Philip Tedesco
John Benjamin Ward, Oralist

Watch the video: 2008 Ames Moot Court Competition Final Round Hubbard, Lopez, and Betancourt v. Andrews 01:23 11/18/2008