My SCOTUSblog interview

April 15

I was interviewed recently for the “SCOTUSblog on Camera” series. The series features in-depth interviews of members of the Supreme Court community about a range of topics. For those who may be interested in watching, the entire 71-minute interview has been posted here:

For those who might want to watch only in smaller doses, here are the five parts with their subtopics (as drafted by SCOTUSblog):

  • Part one — A great accident. From mechanical engineering to the law; not being fired by the Department of Justice; and the importance of technical knowledge to law and technology.
  • Part two — Clerk’s-eye view. Life as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and Judge Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
  • Part three — Argument & influence. The importance and quality of Supreme Court oral argument; the influence on the Court of academe and legal blogging; and how advocacy and teaching affect each other.
  • Part four — A professionalized supreme Court. The value of predictability in law; how the Court functions amid political dysfunction; and the Court, the confirmation process, and popular opinion.
  • Part five — The generalists. “The Roberts Court”; “the Fourth Amendment Court”; and understanding constitutional values, issues and change.

It was an honor to be included in the series, especially given the august company of prior interviewees.  Finally, thanks to  interviewer Fabrizio di Piazza for the thoughtful questions.

Orin Kerr is the Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at The George Washington University Law School, where he has taught since 2001. He teaches and writes in the area of criminal procedure and computer crime law.
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