The Claremont Institute

Dec. 6 CCJ Town Hall: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Race, Immigration, and the Courts

December 13, 2016

In this podcast Dr. John C. Eastman, Founding Director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, and his guests discuss the newest Voting Rights Act cases before the Supreme Court and debate if and when racial gerrymandering is permissible. They also take up a case addressing when the government must provide bond hearings to detained illegal aliens. 

To discuss Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections and McCrory v. Harris, Dr. Eastman is joined by seasoned litigator Michael Lieberman of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. They explore the predicament in which state legislatures find themselves, sandwiched between the rock of precedent and the hard place created by the lower court's ruling.

To discuss Jennings v. Rodriguez, Dr. Eastman is joined by Kevin Johnson, dean of the UC Davis School of Law and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law. In Jennings, the Court is asked to decide whether all illegal aliens must be afforded a bond hearing that may result in the their release on bond into the United States, if they are detained for six months or more.