12:30 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

Past Event

The Supreme Court and the Presidential Race: A Live Web Chat with Russell Wheeler

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
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1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Among the cases set to be heard by the Supreme Court this term are several that promise to spark heated debate among the candidates in the presidential race – including the constitutionality of the new health care law and whether states can pass laws governing immigration. Expert Russ Wheeler says that in this election – as in the past – the cases before the court will be used by both political parties to see the upper hand in the election.

How will the parties use the court cases to rally their voters and attack their opponents? How does the court choose which cases to hear, and do politics enter into the process? On October 12, Wheeler took your questions in a live chat moderated by Vivyan Tran of POLITICO.

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