Americans are regularly reminded that elections have consequences, but we often don’t realize that the federal courts, from the district courts on up to the Supreme Court, can play an even greater role in shaping our country than our elected representatives, or the executive branch. No matter what issue a person cares about, the federal courts have a large impact on the laws and policies that regulate it. To help inform residents of the role of federal courts in this country and in Pennsylvania, the Hershey Indivisible Team is having a presentation on this topic.
“Why Courts Matter 101” will be held at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue on Thursday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m. The talk by Kadida Kenner, manager of the Why Courts Matter-PA campaign of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, is free and open to the public. It will cover the nomination/confirmation process of judges to their lifetime positions, current happenings on federal benches in Pennsylvania, and lessons learned from recent conflicts involving the federal courts.