Ronald S. and Kathryn K. Christenson Lectureship in Politics and Law - "The US Supreme Court: Still the Least Dangerous Branch?"

March 30, 2022 at 4:306 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeMarch 30, 2022 at 4:306 p.m.

Our featured speaker is Dr. Timothy R. Johnson ‘93 and his topic is: The U.S. Supreme Court: Still the Least Dangerous Branch? Alexander Hamilton predicted the judiciary to be the least dangerous branch of government since it has “no influence over either the sword or the purse.” Nationally recognized Supreme Court scholar Dr. Johnson will share his insights on this prediction and the influence of the Court on contemporary America.

Dr. Johnson is Horace T. Morse Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of Minnesota and a nationally recognized expert on US Supreme Court oral arguments and decision-making. The former co-editor of Law and Society Review, he is the author or coauthor of four books, and provides commentary frequently for The Economist, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, National Public Radio, and WCCO, KARE, KSTP, and KMPS, among other venues. Johnson is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2018 American Political Science Association's Distinguished Teaching Award.

PostedFeb 16, 2022