Joseph Thai, Constitutional Law professor at The University of Oklahoma discussed to discuss President Obama’s selection of Solicitor General Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court and more. Thai received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 2003, when Kagan was its Dean.
The U.S. Supreme Court has been in its current term for just over a month now, and there have already been some interesting cases. Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor at Slate and legal commentator for National Public Radio, joined Coy Barefoot on the November 17, 2008 edition of WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to discuss some of the highlights. She and Coy also discuss the end of the presidential campaign, the role Islamophobia played in the race, and why Virginia played such an important role.
On March 28, 2008, the Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson, III, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit presented the Tenth Annual Henry J. Abraham Distinguished Lecture Series, hosted by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. The lecture was part of the Virginia Festival of the Book, and was moderated by Robert O’Neil.
Legal questions involving academic freedom, affirmative action, and student speech are but a few of the issues facing college administrators today. On March 29, 2008, a panel of experts was called together by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression at the 14th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book for a discussion of some of the legalities involved in providing a college education.
Barbara Perry, Ph.D., is the author of The Michigan Affirmative Action Cases, Freedom and the Court (with Henry J. Abraham) and seven other books. She is Carter Glass Professor of Government at Sweet Briar College and is a former Supreme Court Fellow.