Legal scholars to explore the future direction of the U.S. Supreme Court

(Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

(Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

Turns out the dog days of summer are a perfect time for Supreme Court aficionados to learn more about the nation’s highest court.  Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, will speak at the Chautauqua Institution in New York state during a week devoted to the theme The Supreme Court: At a Tipping Point? 

The event will focus on: 

What impact have presidential appointments to the Court had on major Court decisions?
What potential appointments are looming in the 45th president’s first term, and what impact can those appointments have on major cases before the Court?
How has the balance of power among the three branches of government changed throughout the Court’s history?

The Constitution explained

The National Constitution Center’s education team will also offer a workshop incorporating the Interactive Constitution app into discussions about the Constitution.  “We have assembled, with the leadership of the two leading liberal and conservative legal organizations in America, the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society, to write about every clause of the Constitution, describing what they agree about and disagree about,” said Rosen.  

He spoke with WHYY’s Dave Heller

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