Brad Hays

Next month, New York Democrats have to decide if they want to keep Andrew Cuomo on as governor for a third term.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Who will be the next Speaker of the House?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The Constitution’s “emoluments clause” is getting a new round of scrutiny.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The transformation of the U.S. Supreme Court in the Trump era is about to enter a new chapter. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is 81, announced that he will retire at the end of the term Wednesday. Kennedy had been a frequent swing vote in the court’s 5-4 decisions in recent years. WAMC’s Ian Pickus spoke with Brad Hays – associate professor of political science at Union College — about Kennedy and the high court. 

If Democrats want to flip the House, they’ll have to do some work in upstate New York.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Spring is a busy period for the Supreme Court.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

House Republicans are going to need a new leader.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The Dreamers face an uncertain future.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

How does President Trump stack up against his predecessors?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

More than a year into the Trump presidency, Russia looms large.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Will the special prosecutor be allowed to finish his work?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Republicans have been celebrating the tax overhaul.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Could the makeup of the Supreme Court change again?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Washington Republicans say a tax overhaul is their top priority.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The first charges to come out of the Mueller investigation have begun a new era in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The White House in consumed with palace intrigue.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of President Trump.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Americans have been debating health care non-stop for a decade. But what do other countries think?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

It all fell apart in a hurry for Michael Flynn.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The Supreme Court has weighed in on gerrymandering.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The terror attack in Northern England has reignited debate over national security.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Republicans may feel the repercussions of the the aborted health care vote for some time.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Spring means it’s crunch time for the Supreme Court.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Brad Hays: Missing The Water

Apr 4, 2017

Judicial confirmation hearings tend to be highly boring affairs.  Ever since Judge Bork chose to mix it up with the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing for a seat on the United States Supreme Court and, got “borked” for his effort, nominees have been loath to say anything that might give the opposition the necessary leverage to stop their confirmation.  Now, nominees come loaded with platitudes about calling the legal equivalent of “balls and strikes” or refusing to “prejudge cases” by having substantive discussion about different areas of the law.  In other words, you get hours of senators asking either important questions that go unanswered or asking inane questions that are followed with equally inane answers.  For this reason, I, someone who teaches and writes about courts and constitutional politics for a living, tend to avoid watching confirmation hearings. 

Something very unusual would have to happen to keep Neil Gorsuch off the Supreme Court.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

A conservative majority on the Supreme Court is just the tip of the iceberg.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The nation will have a new president in just a few days.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The Russian interference in November’s election has alarmed many onlookers.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

It’s too late for Merrick Garland to get on the Supreme Court.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why.

The election will have major impacts on the future of the Supreme Court.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what might happen next.

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