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U.S. Supreme Court

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.

Garrett Epps

Professor, Univ. of Baltimore School of Law

John Culhane

Delaware School of Law

Ilya Somin

Professor of Law, George Mason University

Ilya is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, author of "The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain," and "Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter." He writes regularly for the Volokh Conspiracy blog.

Jonathan Adler

Joshua Matz

Gupta Wessler PLLC


Brian Cardile

Rulings Editor, Podcast Host, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reporter

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