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AU Experts: Supreme Court

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George W. Bush's court appointments emphasized ideology over diversity, according to an American University/Oregon State University study.

President Obama has made history with his first pick for the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Sonia Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic justice and the third woman on the high court. What does this appointment mean for the future of the Supreme Court? How will Sotomayor fit into the current dynamics of the nation's highest court? American University experts can provide detailed analysis of the nomination, the history of the Supreme Court, and the role of women and race.

To arrange an interview with one of the experts below or other AU Experts, contact University Communications at 202-885-5950 or aumedia@american.edu.

Experts

Stephen Wermiel

Stephen Wermiel

Associate director, Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project

Can discuss: Supreme Court, media law, First Amendment, federal judicial selection, constitutional law

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Stephen Vladeck

Stephen Vladeck

Associate professor of  law

Can discuss: Constitutional law; federal courts and jurisdiction; separation of powers; national security law

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Karen O'Connor

Karen O'Connor, director, Women & Politics Institute

Director, Women & Politics Institute

Can discuss: Women and politics; American politics; abortion; public policy; women and Congress; Supreme Court; Roe v. Wade

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Herman Schwartz

Herman Schwartz

Professor of law

Can discuss: Supreme Court; American court system; civil rights; civil liberties and the courts; Supreme Court decisions

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Jamin Raskin

Jamin Raskin, professor of law

Professor of law

Can discuss:
Constitutional law; law of the American political process; state, local and national politics; First Amendment; voting rights; law of democracy

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Darren Hutchinson

Darren Hutchinson

Professor of law

Can discuss: Constitutional law; equal protection theory; equitable remedies

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