The Federalist Society

The 2008 Presidential Election and the Role of the Supreme Court

Michigan Lawyers Chapter

David G. Leitch

Start : Thursday, January 10, 2008 5:00 PM

End   : Thursday, January 10, 2008

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Wayne State University Student Center
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202


  • David Leitch, Former Deputy White House Counsel to President George W. Bush
  • Prof. Jonathan Adler, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

There is a strong possibility of near-term vacancies on the United States Supreme Court. In light of this, what is the proper consideration of the role of the United States Supreme Court and the 2008 Presidential election? A panel of legal experts will discuss the importance of the respective roles of the President and Congress in the nomination and confirmation of judges. They will consider: What is the proper role of the courts in American politics? What has been the historic role of judicial selection issues in presidential campaigns? How have the leading presidential candidates discussed their perspectives on judicial philosophy and nominations?

Registration details:
No RSVP is required. Refreshments will be served at 5:00 p.m.  The program will begin at 5:30 p.m.

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