Closer Look: President Trump’s SCOTUS Nomination; Sistagraphy Celebrates 25 Years; And More

Tom Clark, Charles Howard Candler professor of political science at Emory University, and Justice Leah Ward Sears discuss the Supreme Court nominee decision on "Closer Look." UGA first amendment professor Sonja West also joined the conversation from the studios of WUGA in Athens, Georgia.
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Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: President Donald Trump has chosen Brett Kavanaugh, a conservative judge from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. What could this nomination mean for the future of our nation’s high court? It’s a round table discussion about the president’s nomination to the Supreme Court. We speak with Justice Leah Ward Sears, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia; Tom Clark, Charles Howard Candler professor of political science at Emory University; and Sonja West, a professor of first amendment law at the University of Georgia School of Law.
  • 36:45: Started by a collective of women of color two decades ago, Sistagraphy encourages life-long learning and promotion of photographic arts through interpretive exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach. Recently, they were honored with a proclamation from the City of Atlanta. And beginning July 15 through Sept. 23, an exhibit called “The Silver Lens: Sistagraphy Celebrates Arts and Activism” will be on display at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History. We’re joined by some members of Sistagraphy, including Alethea R. Bonello, chair of the Sistagraphy 25th Anniversary; Furery T. Reid, executive director; Catherine J. Alston, former executive director; and Dr. Doris A. Derby, a documentarian and veteran of the Mississippi Civil Rights movement.
(L-R) Members of Sistagraphy Furery T. Reid, Dr. Doris A. Derby, Alethea R. Bonello and Catherine J. Alston came to speak on today’s “Closer Look.” Photo Credit: Emilia Brock

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Trevor Young.