Neal Katyal, Former Acting U.S. Solicitor General, to speak in Toledo

Posted: Sunday, October 8, 2017 by: Angela Riddel | Category: Community Interest

The Annual Maryse and Ramzy Mikhail Memorial Lecture University of Toledo Law Center, McQuade Auditorium, 3 p.m., October 11, 2017 Toledo, OH: Former Acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal has appeared before the Supreme Court in 34 cases – putting him in a tie with the late Justice Thurgood Marshall for the most appearances before the Court by a minority attorney. Originally scheduled to break that tie on Oct. 10 when he was to argue before the Supreme Court for the State of Hawaii in the case known as the “travel ban”, the Court has recently canceled oral arguments in light of the new, broader travel ban issued by the White House. Neal Katyal is the Paul Saunders Professor of Security Law at Georgetown University. Often talked about as a potential Supreme Court nominee, Katyal is known for many important cases, including his work on the 2003 affirmative-action case, Grutter v. Bollinger, in which he represented the Deans of most major private law schools. Dr. Sam Nelson, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Toledo notes the ongoing importance of his win before the Supreme Court in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the case that challenged the policy of military trials at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba. “The Hamdan case is one of the foundational cases on executive power in the post-911 era”, says Nelson. On October 11, Katyal will present the 17th Annual Maryse and Ramzy Mikhail Memorial Lecture at the University of Toledo, titled The President and the Courts in National Security Cases. Katyal will discuss the constitutional and other legal issues raised by recent executive orders and immigration issues. The lecture will be held in the University of Toledo Law Center, in the McQuade Auditorium, at 3:00 p.m. The Mikhail lecture has been held continuously at the University of Toledo since 2001, and is co-sponsored this year by the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Law, and the program of Law and Social Thought, with WGTE as the media sponsor. The event is free and open to the public. The Maryse and Ramzy Mikhail Memorial Lecture was established and named after the late Dr. Ramzy Mikhail and his wife, the late Maryse Mikhail. It is held annually at the University of Toledo and focuses on topics dealing with Arab culture, literature, history, politics, economics or other aspects of life in the countries of the Middle East, including issues of peace and justice. Neal Katyal biography & photo: Additional information can be found at Contact: Holly Monsos 419-530-2206 or

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