The Supreme Court and the Theater of Judicial Politics

This program was recorded on April 6, 2021.

Teresa Collett is professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where she serves as director of the school's Prolife Center.

Confirmation hearings for US Supreme Court Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh gave Minnesotans a front-row seat to the political theater of judicial confirmation. Believe it or not, the US Senate did not hold public confirmation hearings for judicial nominees until 1916 when Louis Brandeis was nominated to the Court. In this session, we’ll explore the evolution (or devolution) of this important political process. 

This series is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of MN with the financial support of the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries.

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