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The Hobby Hour: U.S. Supreme Court and 2024 Elections

Emily Berman of the University of Houston Law Center and Mark P. Jones of Rice University's Baker Institute of Public Policy address the U.S. Supreme Court's historic rulings on affirmative action, abortion, student loan forgiveness and LGBTQ+ rights on the next Hobby Hour. The constitutional law professor and political scientist focus on how these landmark rulings impact Texans and how consequential the term will be for politics, the 2024 elections and other legal challenges. Jim Granato, dean of the Hobby School of Public Affairs, will host the virtual conversation.


About the Speakers

Emily Berman, J.D., is a professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center, where she teaches national security law, foreign affairs law and constitutional law. Berman's scholarship examines the unique separation of powers challenges in the constitutional, statutory and regulatory regimes governing national security policy.


Mark P. Jones, Ph.D., is a political science fellow at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University and a senior research fellow at the Hobby School of Public Affairs. Jones's research focuses on the effect of electoral laws and other political institutions on governance, representation, public policy and voting. 



The Hobby Hour is an interactive discussion about public policy and politics hosted by the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston. Watch the show on the Hobby School's YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels.