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News Posted on February 3, 2017

Professor Larson Comments on Justice Kennedy for KCRA-3

Professor Carlton Larson commented for a news report on Sacramento television station KCRA-3 regarding the ways in which President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could change the role of Justice Anthony Kennedy. 

Since 2006, Justice Kennedy has been “in the absolute center of the Court,” Larson said, siding with the conservative wing on issues such as campaign finance, but with the liberals on abortion, same-sex marriage, and affirmative action.

Carlton Larson's research interests focus on constitutional law and legal history, with a strong emphasis on the 18th century.