2005 Archive

Boalt Professors Discuss Impact of Supreme Court Vacancy

Boalt faculty recently weighed in on the resignation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the momentous implications surrounding the appointment of her successor. Constitutional law expert Jesse Choper, who clerked for the late Chief Justice Earl Warren and now serves as Boalt's Earl Warren Professor of Public Law, was quoted in articles in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 2 concerning President Bush's selection of a nominee and O'Connor's pivotal role in key court decisions, while discussing the history of presidential nominees in a July 3 article in the same paper. Professor John Yoo, a constitutional law scholar who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, discussed O'Connor's legacy in a July 1 interview on PBS' NewsHour. 7/6/2005