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The Roberts Court
What Can This Term Tell Us About the Future of the Court?
Last Featured: 9/18/2006

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Each July, in cooperation with the National Constitution Center, Justice Talking asks constitutional experts to review the highlights of the Supreme Court's term. This year, with the appointments of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, the Court has undergone its most significant changes in over a decade. Join us as our distinguished panel helps us understand how the new justices will change the balance on key issues like executive power, states' rights, abortion and gay rights, and gives us insights on the future direction of the Court.

Our special guests for this live event are Joan Biskupic, the author of the book “Sandra Day O'Connor” and a long-time Supreme Court journalist; Richard Epstein, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law and the director of the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago; and Kathleen Sullivan, the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and a former dean at Stanford Law School.

Joan Biskupic is the author of the book Sandra Day O'Connor and a long-time Supreme Court journalist, most recently for USA Today. Before covering the Court, Biskupic reported on government and politics for newspapers in Wisconsin and Oklahoma. She holds a law degree from Georgetown University.

Richard Epstein is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law and the director of the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago. He is also the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the author of the recently-released book How Progrssives Rewrote the Constitution. Epstein previously taught law at the University of Southern California and served as the interim dean at the law school there.

Kathleen Sullivan is the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and a former dean at Stanford Law School. Sullivan is frequently cited as one of the country's most influential lawyers, and has written several acclaimed books on constitutional law. She has served on the National Commission on Federal Election Reform and is a senior member of the National Constitution Center's Distinguished Scholars Advisory Panel.

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