Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Geoffrey Stone on the U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUSblog interviewed Geoffrey Stone, professor of law at the University of Chicago, on June 14 and presented the interview in several installments. In the first one, 18 minutes long, Stone talks about his year as a Supreme Court clerk and how he was asked to teach at the University of Chicago where he had finished his studies two years earlier. In the second Stone describes three modes of constitutional interpretation (originalism, judicial restaint, the "Carolene Products" approach of different levels of scrutiny). In the following parts Stone talks, among other things, about what an ideal Supreme Court Justice would be, how Justices are confirmed. At the end of part six he makes a few predictions about the cases that had not yet been decided by the Court and makes at least one mistake.