The next U.S. president may well have to reconfigure both the Supreme Court and the U.S. courts of appeals. On September 4, the Brookings Judicial Issues Forum hosted a discussion of how John McCain or Barack Obama might approach this opportunity differently and how they might address the challenges associated with appointing judges and shaping courts.
Brookings Fellow and Research Director in Public Law Benjamin Wittes moderated a panel of experts that includes Visiting Fellow Russell Wheeler, Doug Kendall of the Constitutional Accountability Center and Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
The Judicial Issues Forum is a series of public discussions at Brookings on jurisprudence and the role of the courts. The Forum regularly hosts events that address the major legal and juridical debates and events of the day and weigh their potentially far-reaching implications.