The Supreme Court's "Shadow Docket" Explained

February 22, 2023 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

Many commentators have flagged the startling uses of the Supreme Court's "Shadow Docket" over the last few years. But what exactly is this Shadow Docket? Is it really just a way for the Court's conservative justices to hear the cases they care about most? Join us for a discussion with Judge Trevor N. McFadden, a Federal District Court Judge in the U.S. Court for the District of Columbia and Judge Robert T. Numbers, a Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Tom Fogarty at or Matthew Mcknight at