GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF SAN FRANCISCO AND THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION SOCIETY PRESENT
THE ROAD TO KAVANAUGH
The Appointment of the Newest Justice to the United States Supreme Court
A Discussion with Caroline Fredrickson, President of the American Constitution Society
Friday, March 15, 2019, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Golden Gate University School of Law, Room No. 2202
Across the political spectrum, from conservative to liberal, there remains keen interest in the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. There are two distinct yet related aspects to this interest.
First, it relates to the process and hearings that lead to the confirmation of Kavanaugh by the United States Senate. There remain contrasting views as to the fairness of the process and hearings leading up to this confirmation to all persons involved, including Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, and these contrasting views may impact public perceptions of the independence and legitimacy of the judiciary.
Second, it relates to the ways Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment may alter the United States Supreme Court’s approach in cases involving the respective authority of states and the federal government, constitutional checks on the President and executive branch authority, and the place of originalism in judicial interpretation.
To explore these questions, Golden Gate University School of Law will host a 90-minute discussion between Caroline Fredrickson, the President of the American Constitution Society in Washington DC, and GGU Law Professor Paul Stanton Kibel.
Admission to the event is free but space may be limited