Tagged: David Souter

Souter’s last day

The Supreme Court today wraps up its session before summer recess.  That means it’s Justice David Souter’s final day on the high court to which he was appointed in 1990.  School of Law Professor Jack Beermann, an expert on Supreme Court history, can discuss Souter’s legacy. Contact Jack Beermann, 617-353-2577, beermann@bu.edu

New SCOTUS nominee

President Obama has nominated Sonia Sotomayor to succeed David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court.  If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first Hispanic and third woman in history on the high court.  School of Law Professor Jack Beermann, a Supreme Court authority, can comment. Contact Jack Beermann, 617-353-2577, beermann@bu.edu

Pressure mounts for Hispanic justice

With speculation rampant about who President Obama will nominate to succeed retiring Justice Souter on the Supreme Court, the White House is being pressured to name the first Hispanic justice.  School of Law professor Jack Beermann, a Supreme Court historian, can break down the options and precedents involved. Contact Jack Beermann, 617-353-2577,  beermann@bu.edu