CBI: Geof Stone: "Obama's Supreme Court "
Chicago's Best Ideas presents
Geof Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor
"Obama's Supreme Court"
What will the election of Barack Obama mean for the Supreme Court of the United States? To answer this question, it is necessary to understand the current make-up of the Court and its direction. What are the predispositions of the current Justices? What do we mean today by the terms "liberal" and "conservative"? What does it mean to say that a Justice believes in "strict construction," "original meaning," "judicial activism," or "judicial restraint"? How should we assess the competing perspectives on judicial interpretation? And, when the dust settles, what can we expect of the Obama Supreme Court?