Jun. 29, 2018
The End of the Kennedy Court
A range of guests reflect on retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy's legacy and forecast the Supreme Court to come: Garrett Epps (Univ. Baltimore SOL) discusses how Kennedy's 'small-town lawyer' roots made him unique on the modern Court; Ilya Somin (Antonin Scalia Law School) offers a libertarian's take on the justice's legacy; John Culhane (Delaware SOL) explains why Kennedy's legacy may quickly 'turn to dust;' Jonathan Adler (Case Western Reserve SOL) addresses the legal doctrine most likely to see additional (or removed) gloss in the ensuing terms, and previews the president's potential nominees; and former Kennedy clerk Joshua Matz (Gupta Wessler PLLC) predicts a Court potentially facing a legitimacy crisis after the retirement of its median justice.