Constitutional law scholar and Earl Warren Professor of Law Jesse Choper will examine the changing nature of the U.S. Supreme Court at the next Discover Cal lecture in Southern California. In the wake of President Bush’s successful nominations of John G. Roberts, Jr., and Samuel A. Alito, Jr., to replace Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Choper will discuss whether the new Roberts court will be more liberal or conservative than its predecessor.
Gordon Silverstein, UC Berkeley assistant professor of political science, will join the presentation and explore how these changes are expected to affect issues ranging from abortion and property rights to war powers, federalism and political participation. The lecture “New Directions for a New Supreme Court?” will take place on Monday, April 10, in Costa Mesa, California and on Tuesday, April 11, in Los Angeles.
Discover Cal is a lecture series designed to bring the UC Berkeley educational experience to Cal alumni in Southern California through lectures featuring Berkeley faculty. For further details and registration information, please visit the Discover Cal website.