Tuesday October 14 | Election 2008 & The Courts

October 13, 2008 at 12:37 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 1 Comment

Who would John McCain or Barack Obama nominate to the Supreme Court? We’re hearing about the economy and healthcare from the candidates, but the next president will influence the ideological make-up of the courts.
Dr. Michael Bitzer – Assoc. Professor of Political Science & History, Catawba College
Dr. Mary Thornberry – Professor and Chair of Political Science, Davidson College
Dr. John Szmer – Asst. Professor of Political Science, UNC Charlotte

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  1. Obama has said:”We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that’s the criteria by which I’m going to be selecting my judges.”
    Please ask your guest to square this concept with the constitution.

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