September 10, 2020
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Beyond two high profile Supreme Court appointments, President Donald Trump continues to tout his 200+ lifetime appointments to the federal bench as a significant achievement with long-lasting effects on American law. However, some have argued less is going on here than meets the eye, with President Trump's influence on the bench less extensive than his predecessors at this point in their presidencies.

How does this administration's influence on the federal courts stack up to previous administrations? Has the quality and caliber of nominees remained constant? What is the current balance of power within the circuit courts, and what has that meant in practice for the kinds of judgments courts are issuing? Why are confirmation hearings increasingly contentious? How has the influx of Trump nominees altered (if at all) the day-to-day practice of law in federal courts?

Join Professor Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Professor Russell Wheeler of The Brookings Institution and The Governance Institute to discuss these topics via Zoom on Thursday, September 10 at 5:30pm.

Specific audiences:
  • Texas Law students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
Sponsored by:
  • Texas Federalist Society

If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the sponsor listed above or the Texas Law Special Events Office at no later than seven business days prior to the event.