High court’s future subject of first Godbey Lecture for 2008-09

Supreme Court buildingHow political is the U.S. Supreme Court, and how will this closely divided body be affected by the 2008 presidential election? SMU’s Joseph Kobylka, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and associate professor of political science, will examine the interconnectedness of the Court and other American political institutions in the first event of the 2008-09 Godbey Lecture Series.

“The Supreme Court and Presidential Elections” is scheduled for three Mondays – Sept. 8, 15 and 22 – at Maggiano’s in NorthPark Center. Each lecture begins at 11 a.m., with lunch to be served at noon.

Other fall events in this year’s series include:

  • “Modern China and the Imperial Legacy,” Sept. 16 and 23 and Oct. 7
  • “Big House on the Prairie,” Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 and 13
  • “Road to the White House 2008,” Oct. 20 and 27, and Nov. 3 and 10
  • “The Good Emperors and the Golden Age of the Roman Empire,” Nov. 4, 11, 13 and 18

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