6:30 The US Supreme Court

Welcome Professor Richard Hesse on Tuesday, October 18, at 6:30 p.m. for a program titled: The U.S. Supreme Court: How Does It Operate!
In the 20th century the U.S. Supreme Court came to be a powerful force in modern society. Richard Hesse, Professor Emeritus, UNH School of Law, will discuss how its members are chosen and how it operates. He will explore familiar examples of historical and contemporary debates over social policy and take a more careful look at this peculiarly “anti-democratic” institution. And, given the current controversy surrounding President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Court and Congress’s refusal to provide “advice and consent”, there is sure to be lively discussion on this important matter. Please join us for this conversation with Richard Hesse.

The US Supreme Court – How Does it Operate

Photo of US Supreme Court Justices

Tuesday October 18th, 2016 – 6:30 PM

Richard Hesse, Professor Emeritus, UNH School of Law, will discuss how Supreme Court Justices are chosen and how the Court operates. He will explore familiar examples of historical and contemporary debates over social policy and take a more careful look at this peculiarly “anti-democratic” institution. And, given the current controversy surrounding President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Court and Congress’s refusal to provide “advice and consent”, there is sure to be lively discussion on this important matter.