Decisions, Decisions: The 2012-2013 Supreme Court Term


This hour on Focus, Chris Berube talks with Lisa McElroy and Daniel Hamilton about the 2012-2013 Supreme Court term. We’ll discuss cases yet to be decided that will set new precedents for same sex marriage, affirmative action and genetic research. We’ll talk about why it’s rumored that the court might throw out the arguments they heard on Proposition 8 and will talk about a case that could allow biotechnology companies to patent genetic material from the human body. We’ll also discuss issues to do with drug-sniffing dogs and search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment.

Lisa McElroy is an Associate Professor of Law at Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, and Daniel Hamilton is the Incoming Dean of Boyd Law School at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.