Vortrag: “President Obama and the U.S. Supreme Court: A Status Report”
Prof. John Q. Barrett, St. John's University, School of Law, NYC
Professor Barrett, who teaches United States constitutional law and is a leading scholar and public commentator on the U.S. Supreme Court, will discuss the momentous Term that the U.S. Supreme Court just completed, including its decisions:
- insulating alleged National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance fron court challenge
- expanding legal protections for same-sex marriage
- crippling the 1965 Voting Rights Act as a check onracially targeted voter suppression, and
- casting significant doubt on the future of affirmative action for racial diversity in higher education.
Professor Barrett also will discuss how decisions of the Supreme Court affect President Obama’s second term and the prospect of Obama judicial appointments that will shape coming decades.
John Q. Barrett, a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Law School, is a Professor of Law at St. John’s University in New York City and the Elizabeth S. Lenna Fellow at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, New York.
Professor Barrett is a renowned teacher, writer, public commentator and lecturer. He is writing the biography of U.S. Supreme Court Justice and 1945-1946 Nuremberg chief prosecutor Robert H. Jackson, who earlier served as Attorney General of the U.S. Justice Jackson is recognized in the U.S. and internationally as one of the finest writers, judges and leaders of the 20th century.
Donnerstag, 18.07, 19 Uhr im DAI
English Language Discussion Group
An informal gathering for those interested in talking about anything and everything.
Freitag, den 19.07., 19.00 Uhr, im DAI
€ 5,--/3,--/FV 2,--