LA Roundtable #56: The Future of US Supreme Court - Mar 11, 2009

Supreme Court justices are appointed for life, so they almost always outlast the terms of the presidents who appoint them. Several of the justices of the United States Supreme Court may resign in the next few years, and with a Democratic president now in office, future rulings may go in a different direction than they have in the past 20 years or so. What will be the future of the court, and of its rulings? Our distinguished panel includes Erwin Chemerinsky, the renowned constitutional law scholar who is now Dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, and Kenneth Starr, former Independent Prosecutor during the Clinton administration, and now Dean of the Pepperdine University School of Law. They have both argued numerous cases before the Supreme Court.