U.S. Supreme Court
May. 21, 2009—Watch video of Vanderbilt professor of law and political science Tracey George explaining why President Obama could have a bigger influence through the lower federal courts and why Obama isn't having much luck nominating Federal judges right now.
May. 21, 2009—Watch video of Vanderbilt professor of law and political science Tracey George giving her opinion on why there's so much controversy surrounding justices being “political.”
May. 21, 2009—Watch Vanderbilt professor of law and political science Tracey George explaining the best way to choose a Supreme Court nominee and who she thinks would be the best candidate.
Apr. 18, 2007—On Wednesday, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold a ban on a type of late-term abortion. The court found that the national Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act, passed in 2003, does not violate a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.
Mar. 13, 2006—Following recently signed legislation banning almost all abortions in South Dakota, several other states are considering similar legislation, setting up a possible challenge to Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court. Vanderbilt experts are available to discuss constitutional and political issues surrounding this debate.