We're very pleased to announce that Professor Robert Hume from Fordham's Political Science Department has kindly agreed to provide us with his insights as President Obama selects a nominee for the seat on the Supreme Court opened up by the imminent retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens, and as the Senate goes through its confirmation process.
Professor Hume is best known to Fordham American Studies students for teaching such popular courses as "Constitutional Law," "Civil Rights and Liberties," and "Law and Society." He has degrees from the College of the Holy Cross (B.A.) and the University of Virginia (M.A., Ph.D.). His teaching and research interests are in the areas of constitutional law, the judicial process, and public administration, with particular emphasis on the implementation of court decisions. Recent projects have focused on the impact of the U.S. Courts of Appeals on the federal bureaucracy, as well as language strategies used by judges to advance implementation goals. His articles have appeared in the Law & Society Review, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and Justice System Journal. His book, How Courts Impact Federal Administrative Behavior, was published by Routledge in 2009.
You can read some of Professor Hume's thoughts on President Obama's criteria for a Supreme Court pick in his recent editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle. To make sure you get his responses to each breaking development, be sure to click "follow" at the top of this blog. And don't forget that you can respond by clicking on "comments" at the bottom of any posting.