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November 14, 2012

Isaac Unah, Associate Professor of Political Science

With the Citizens United case and the upholding of “Obamacare,” the Supreme Court has jumped into the national political scene frequently in the last few years, but the politicization of the Court is nothing new. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once described the Supreme Court as the “storm center” of controversy in American politics. This lecture, the last of our 2012 Election Series, will focus on how presidents select justices to the Court and how recent decisions helped shape the debate and outcome of the 2012 presidential election. It will also look forward to potential changes in the court in the next presidential term.

TIME: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.


All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for Humanities in Action events.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

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