First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Presidents Appointing Judges

As UVM professor Lisa Holmes explains, while presidents have long used judicial appointments to tilt the judiciary in one direction or another, less common historically have been presidents gaining great political benefit from appointing judges for ideological reasons. Its impact on the health of the judiciary remains to be seen.

This video was recorded at the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury, VT on March 28, 2018.