In our first segment, we examine the past rulings of Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s pick to replace retiring Judge Souter on the United States Supreme Court. What do her past rulings tell us about what kind of Supreme Court Justice she would make? Will she face a tough confirmation process?
Our panel for this segment included:
- Sherrilyn Ifill, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Law School and author of On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century
- Mark Graber, Professor, Associate Department Chair and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland
- Steve Lash, reporter for the Maryland Daily Record
Following that, Marc talks about previous events on this day in history.
Finally, we’ll hear the long-lost music of the Saturday Night Club, the motley crew of professional and amateur musicians that met every Saturday Night in Baltimore for music, beer and food, presided over by none other than the legendary H.L. Mencken, the "Sage of Baltimore."