A More Conservative Supreme Court?

Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium
Thursday, October 2, 2008

As was predictable following Senate confirmation of the two Bush appointees, the United States Supreme Court moved in an increasingly conservative direction. The Court’s decision making is largely attributable to the fact that Justice Anthony Kennedy has joined forces more often than not with the four conservative justices: John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas. This shift in the Court will be explored by focusing on a number of recent decisions involving sex discrimination, the right to bear arms, voter identification, reproductive rights, and the death penalty.

Seminar led by Susan Mezey, Loyola University

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