Controversy and the U.S. Supreme Court – A Panel Discussion

September 26, 2016, 6:00pm | Great Hall, Memorial Union

Panelists will discuss recent Supreme Court rulings and legal issues that are influencing the upcoming elections including cases on affirmative action, the death penalty, judicial conflict of interest, protections from illegal searches by the police, and abortion rights. They will also discuss the shift in the balance of the court caused by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and whether the gap he left will have an impact on crucial court rulings. Panelists include senior lecturer in political science Dirk Deam and philosophy professor Clark Wolf, an expert in philosophy of the law. Constitution Day Event.

Following the panel, stay for refreshments and a live stream watch party for the first presidential debate, starting at 8pm.