SUinDC is continuing its Back-to-School series, showcasing our current faculty and what is happening in Syracuse classrooms today. The next class is: “All Judges Are Political—Except When They Are Not: Acceptable Hypocrisies and the Rule of Law” with Keith Bybee, the Paul E. and the Hon. Joanne F. Alper ’72 Judiciary Studies Professor at the Syracuse University College of Law.
When: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Syracuse University Greenberg House – 2nd Floor
Price: $25 tuition fee per person
We live in an age where one person’s “judicial activist” legislating from the bench is another’s impartial arbiter fairly interpreting the law. Although the pervasive public skepticism about judicial motives raises fears of institutional crisis, Professor Bybee argues that such skepticism is an expression of how our legal system ordinarily functions.
**Participants are invited to review his book, All Judges Are Political, before the discussion.**
About Keith Bybee:
Keith J. Bybee is the Paul E. and the Hon. Joanne F. Alper ’72 Judiciary Studies Professor at Syracuse University. Bybee directs the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media, and he holds tenured appointments in the College of Law and in the Maxwell School’s Political Science Department. His research and teaching interests include constitutional law, the judicial process, legal theory, political philosophy, LGBT politics, the politics of race and ethnicity, American politics, and the media. He has published three books and his articles have appeared in a number of academic journals.
Register here to attend the event. Limited space available.