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2020 Annual Theme: U.S. Criminal Justice System and Racial Inequities
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Should Supreme Court Justices have term limits?

February 25, 2021

The Goldfarb Center virtually held its 2021 William R. and Linda K. Cotter Debate to explore this topic with two top experts in the field of constitutional law. All are welcome to view the debate’s recording on YouTube!

Suzanna Sherry, the Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University Law School, will discuss the merits of lifetime appointments. The opposing view will be argued by Ilya Shapiro, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, who recently authored Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America’s Highest Court (2020). His latest book has a chapter on term limits and discusses Professor Sherry’s provocative article, “Our Kardashian Court (and How to Fix It)”, on the need to decelebrify the court.

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We connect the Colby community to our nation’s most pressing current events, foster awareness of the role of public policy, and inspire active citizenship. We spark thought-provoking conversations through high-profile public events and create networking opportunities for students interested in public affairs. We believe in a nonpartisan, inclusive approach that welcomes every opinion as part of a healthy discourse.  

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Welcome to our new website. Our aim is to keep the broader Colby community engaged and informed on the issues that either are the main headlines of the day or that should be. Our programming, which is mostly virtual this academic year, is designed to reach the broader Colby community, including students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as residents in Waterville and beyond.