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PVP Democrats Monthly Meeting
August 20, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Supreme Court: What have they done to us this year?
Our August meeting will examine the past year’s U.S. Supreme Court decisions. PV Dems member and Jerry Brown judicial appointee Tom Long will elaborate on constitutional law scholar Erwin Chemerinsky’s 2017 panel discussions of the decisions and will provide insight as to how these rulings will affect all of us. Also included will be a discussion of Justice Gorsuch as well as the future of the Supreme Court after the use of the “nuclear option” by the Senate. The decisions to be discussed include:
- Church/state separation
- Free speech
- Bias and discrimination
- Transgender rights
Also included will be observations of Justices Sotomayor and Breyer regarding capital punishment as well as the future of lower court challenges to executive orders.