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The Supreme Court and Summer of Space

Written by Benjamin Pontz, Associate Producer | Jul 3, 2019 4:01 AM


What to look for on Smart Talk, Wednesday, 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

Join WITF and Messiah Lifeways for a FREE sneak preview of the film 8 DAYS: TO THE MOON AND BACK and participate in a community conversation about it on Tuesday, July 9 at 6pm at Hostetter Enrichment Center located on the campus of Messiah Lifeways in Mechanicsburg. The event is moderated by retired WITF Senior Vice President and current Senior Advisor Mike Greenwald, who witnessed and reported the launch of Apollo 11 at Cape Kennedy, Florida. The event is free and open to the public however, advance registration is preferred. Register Here 

Mike Greenwald is also appearing on Smart Talk today to share his recollections of the moon landing. See Mike Greenwald's 1969 report here.  

Finally, join us for a WITF's Smart Talk Road Trip to The North Museum of Nature and Science in Lancaster on Tuesday, July 16th. Visit here to join the 9-10am live broadcast from the Museum's Planetarium and hear the memories of those who remember the landing. 

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Mike Greenwald at Cape Kennedy

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