The Supreme Court and Summer of Space


What to look for on Smart Talk, Tuesday, July 3, 2019:

The Supreme Court concluded its latest term last week, releasing decisions on controversial issues including the census and gerrymandering.

In total, the Court heard arguments in 69 cases this term that broached subjects from religious symbols on public property and federal power on Native American land to the limits of federal agency power in interpreting laws and federal regulations.

As always, many of the rulings attracted significant attention, but some cases that could have an impact on how government functions flew under the radar. And, as the 2020 presidential election approaches, candidates are beginning to discuss their vision for the federal judiciary.

Joining us on Wednesday’s Smart Talk to break down the most important rulings from the term and to discuss the role the Supreme Court and federal judiciary could play in the 2020 presidential election is Scott Boddery, a constitutional scholar and political scientist at Gettysburg College.

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Professor Scott Boddery

Also, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, WITF is presenting a Summer of Space programming on both WITF-TV and WITF 89.5 FM. Appearing on Smart Talk to share his recollections of the moon landing is retired WITF Senior Vice President and current Senior Advisor Mike Greenwald, who witnessed and reported the launch of Apollo 11 at Cape Kennedy, Florida. See Mike Greenwald’s 1969 report here.

We also would like to hear your memories of one of America’s greatest scientific accomplishments. Call 1-800-729-7532 during the show to share your memory or leave a message any time before the show airs.

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Mike Greenwald at Cape Kennedy