Mike Carvin focuses on constitutional, appellate, civil rights, and civil litigation against the federal government. He has argued numerous cases in the United States Supreme Court and in virtually every federal appeals court. These cases include the recent constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act and the decisions invalidating Sarbanes-Oxley's accounting board, preventing the Justice Department from obtaining monetary relief against the tobacco industry under RICO, overturning the federal government's plan to statistically adjust the census, limiting the Justice Department's ability to create "majority-minority" districts, and upholding Proposition 209's ban on racial preferences in California
Mike was one of the lead lawyers, and argued before the Florida Supreme Court, on behalf of George W. Bush in the 2000 election Florida recount controversy. He also has represented state governments, financial institutions, telecommunications, and energy companies in "takings," First Amendment, civil rights, and statutory challenges to federal government actions
- Tulane University (B.A. cum laude 1978)
- The George Washington University (Law Review; J.D. 1982)
Federalism & Separation of Powers
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Washington, DC 20036
Georgetown Student Chapter
On September 27, 2016, the Georgetown Student Chapter of the Federalist Society, in conjunction with...
2015 National Lawyers Convention
It has been ten years since John Roberts was appointed as the 17th Chief Justice...
Second Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is in the headlines almost daily. This panel will discuss...
Co-sponsored by the Practice Groups and the Faculty Division
October 7th will mark the first day of the 2013 Supreme Court term. Thus far,...
SCOTUScast 2-27-13 featuring Michael Carvin
On February 27, 2013, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Shelby County v. Holder. The...