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Rao Analyzes Supreme Court Term on PBS NewsHour

Professor Neomi Rao was a guest on PBS NewsHour on a July 7 segment dealing with an analysis of the Supreme Court term just ending in which Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor completed her first term and Associate Justice John Paul Stevens completed his last.

Interviewer Jeffrey Brown moderated a three-way discussion that included, in addition to Rao, Tom Goldstein, lawyer and founder of SCOTUSblog.com, and Paul Butler, George Washington University law professor and former federal prosecutor for the Department of Justice during the Clinton administration.

The trio discussed such matters as whether there had emerged a "Roberts court" during the term, issues of specific decisions emerging from the court during its term, and the potential impact on the court of a confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

The program and a transcript are available online.