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CAS Dean's Lecture Series - Garrison Nelson

Oct 1, 2013
5:00 pm to 6:45 pm
Waterman Bldg 338 (Memorial Lounge)

Garrison Nelson, Professor, Department of Political Science.

"The Court Transformed: How It Happened; Why It Matters"

The U.S. Supreme Court has undergone a major transformation over the course of its 224-year history. Between 1789 and 1962, 47 percent of appointees to the Court had held major political posts in their pre-Court careers. Over the past fifty years, presidents have predominantly filled Court vacancies with federal judges having clearly confirmed conservative track records. This has altered the national perception of the court and led to its diminished public reputation.

A recording of the lecture will be made available at the online media blog and eventually at the College of Arts and Sciences website.

Price: Free and open to the public
Sponsor: A&S Dean' s Ofc

For more information, contact Sally Bartlett at 6-0756 or

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