The future of the Roberts’court is focus of Lecture Symposium

Professor of law Maxwell L. Sterns will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lecture-Symposium series, sponsored by the Department of Government, History and Justice. Free and open to the public, the lecture will be held Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in Lynch Auditorium of the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business. Sterns will speak on “The Political Economy of the Roberts’ Court” which relates to the recent confirmations of John G. Roberts Jr. as chief justice and Judge Samuel Alito as associate justice. The men are expected to create changes in the U.S. Supreme Court. Sterns’ knowledge of the federal judiciary provides an enlightening analysis of the current situation. Sterns received his B.A. from University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia in 1987. He practiced law in both Boston and Philadelphia before joining the faculty of George Mason University in 1992. Sterns’ book, “Constitutional Process: A Social Choice Analysis of Supreme Court Decision Making,” was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2000. He also published a workbook titled “Public Choice and Public Law: Reading and Commentary.” Following the presentation, a panel discussion will be led by Richard T. Bowser, associate professor in the Norman A. Wiggins School of Law and Dr. Donald N. Schroeder, associate professor of government at Campbell. Both are well-qualified observers of the Supreme Court and will comment on Sterns’ remarks. Bowser teaches Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and Christianity and the Law, while Schroeder teaches Constitutional law, American Government, and Political Philosophy at Campbell.Photo Copy: Professor Maxwell L. Sterns

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