We would like to send out a big THANK YOU to Richard Hesse for his thought provoking presentation about the US Supreme Court presented on October 18th in the Cilley Meeting Room. A small but highly engaged audience of 15 people, young and old, were impressed by Mr. Hesse’s knowledge and were astounded to find out many little known facts. For instance, Congress (in particular the Senate) has profound power over The Supreme Court. In the current brouhaha over confirmation of President Obama’s nominee, the Senate could just as easily vote to permanently downsize the Supreme Court to 8 or 7 or any other number of members. They have that much power! Thank you to the NH Humanities Council for their generous support for this kind of community programming at the Hill Library.
If you would like to find out more about how the US Government works, this is an excellent website. It is designed for kids but also has tabs for teens, teachers and parents. Enjoy exploring.