CBI: Geof Stone: "Obama's Supreme Court "

Date: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 (All day)

Chicago's Best Ideas presents

Geof Stone,  Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor
"Obama's Supreme Court"

12:15 pm
Room II  

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?