Opinions Page to host online chat, welcome a new Community Member

The past week was a big one for Supreme Court action and rulings, so Tuesday the Statesman editorial department will be hosting an online chat, noon to 1 p.m. (or later if there is enough interest).

We sponsored a similar chat last month to examine the community’s feelings about the education initiative Common Core.

Tuesday we have a panel that will answer your questions about the impact of the Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action, the Voting Rights Act, the Defense of Marriage Act — and what could be described as the non-action on California’s Proposition 8 regarding same-sex marriage.

Our panel includes:

David Adler, a constitutional expert, a regular contributor to the Statesman editorial pages  and director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University.

Steve Shaw, political science faculty member at Northwest Nazarene University.

Christ Troupis, an Eagle attorney who represents businesses and who has argued cases before the Idaho Supreme Court.

Sign up for a chat reminder


Beginning Thursday, July 9, Martin Peterson will join Lindy High and Statesman Publisher Mike Jung on our Editorial Board.

Peterson has been active in Idaho public affairs for much of his life. He is the interim director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research at the University of Idaho.  He also has served as Special Assistant to the President for a number of University of Idaho presidents over the past 21 years, and served several gubernatorial administrations as a budgetary and human resources, as well as serving as an assistant to Sen. Frank Church.

Peterson also is the co-author, along with Randy Stapilus,  of “Idaho 100: The People Who Most Influenced The Gem State” (2012 Ridenbaugh Press).










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