The Catholic University of America

May 11, 2010

CUA Experts Can Discuss Nomination of Kagan as Supreme Court Justice

Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss President Barack Obama’s nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. For assistance in reaching sources, contact public affairs staffers Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy at 202-319-5600.

  • JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHIES OF THE COURT — Dennis Coyle, associate professor of politics and Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies fellow, is an expert on the judicial philosophies of Supreme Court justices, on the confirmation process and on constitutional law, particularly property rights, federalism, the First Amendment and the equal protection clause. Coyle is also an adjunct scholar of the American Enterprise Institute.

    Contact Coyle at 202-319-5813 (office), 301-471-3344 (mobile) or
  • JUDICIAL REVIEW, FEDERALISM, AND CIVIL RGHTS - Robert A. Destro, professor at the Columbus School of Law and founder/co-director of CUA's Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion, is co-author of the leading law school textbook on religious liberty. He has served as a Commissioner on the United States Commission on Civil Rights and as outside counsel on voting rights issues to the Ohio Secretary of State. He has written and lectured extensively on the relationship of the Supreme Court to the “power politics” of judicial review and individual rights, including privacy, federalism, bioethics issues and the First Amendment.

    Contact Destro at 202-905-6064 (mobile, preferred), 202-319-5202 (office) or
  • JUSTICE STEVENS — Amanda Leiter, associate professor at the Columbus School of Law, is a former clerk for Justice Stevens. She can discuss the role he played on the Supreme Court and the tasks facing his replacement.

    Contact Leiter at 202-319-6755 (office) or

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