The Legacy of President Obama in the U.S. Supreme Court

@article{Unah2018TheLO,
  title={The Legacy of President Obama in the U.S. Supreme Court},
  author={Isaac Unah and Ryan J. Williams},
  journal={Looking Back on President Barack Obama’s Legacy},
  year={2018}
}
Isaac Unah and Ryan Williams evaluate the Obama administration and its relations with the US Supreme Court. With the advice and consent of the US Senate, President Obama appointed two justices for the Supreme Court and several lower federal court judges. This chapter examined Obama’s legacy in the Supreme Court and the critical cases (e.g., campaign finance, health care, voting rights, same-sex marriage) that faced the Roberts Court. They argue that Obama’s presidency was transformative for the… 

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