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Live Podcast: Ep. 129 - Article III - The Judicial Branch
"Three equal branches," or are the courts the most powerful? This week we walk through Article III, section by section and discuss the judicial branch – its history, structure and power – at the founding and now! What issues is it facing today?

Join us for Constitutional Chats hosted by Cathy Gillespie, student ambassadors, and experts who join us weekly to discuss hot-topic issues! The audience is not on camera, but you may ask questions!

Aug 9, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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The Honorable Kenton J. Skarin of the Illinois 18th Judicial Circuit
In February, Kenton Skarin was appointed as associate judge of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit. He is presently assigned to Courtroom 1001, where he handles primarily traffic matters. Judge Skarin is a Wheaton native who stayed in DuPage County after high school and attended North Central College where he majored in History and graduated summa cum laude. After graduation from North Central, Judge Skarin spent two and a half years working as a bond trader. He then enrolled at Northwestern University School of Law, on a full tuition academic scholarship. At Northwestern, Judge Skarin excelled. He graduated first in his class and served as an associate editor of the law review. After law school, Judge Skarin moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, where he worked as a law clerk to the Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson of the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears all appeals from federal courts in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina.