Live podcast hosted by Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and students: Tova Love Kaplan, Jorne Gilbert and Jewel Gilbert
When: Tuesday 9/26/2023 at 2:00 pm ET
How does the U.S. Supreme Court work? How does a case make its way there, and once there, how are decisions reached? Who writes majority and minority opinions? How and when are decisions announced? Learn all this and more in this week’s episode!
Constitutional Chats are hosted by Janine Turner, 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!
Meet This Week’s Guest: Whitney Hermandorfer
Whitney Hermandorfer works as Director for Strategic Litigation in the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, where she focuses on appellate and regulatory litigation in cases involving constitutional and Administrative Procedure Act challenges to agency action. Whitney clerked for Justice Amy Coney Barrett and Justice Samuel Alito on the United States Supreme Court. She also clerked for Justice Brett Kavanaugh when he served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as well as Judge Richard Leon on the District Court for the District of Columbia. Whitney is a graduate of Princeton University and the George Washington University Law School.
Meet the Hosts
Actress Janine Turner is famous for her role as Maggie O’Connell in television’s Northern Exposure. She is the Founder of Constituting America which launched in 2010. She is still acting but is also actively teaching kids about the U.S. Constitution and has given over 540 speeches to classrooms across the country.
Cathy Gillespie is the Chair of Constituting America, a former Congressional Chief of Staff and former Commissioner of the White House Fellows Commission. She is currently serving as one of 16 private citizens serving on the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, helping organize the celebration of our country’s 250th birthday in 2026!
Tova Love Kaplan is a student at Harvard University. She currently serves as the National Youth Director for Constituting America and runs the National Youth Advisory Council. She is a three-time winner of the “We The Future” Contest and is passionate about educating and empowering young people to use their constitutional rights!
Jorne Gilbert is a recent graduate of Moravian University where he designed a major entitled Dramatic Production and Musical Performance. He used what he learned to further develop the charitable organization Sing For America which he co-founded to produce musicals portraying the art of Truth and Light.
Jewel Gilbert is Executive Producer of Sing for America, a charity founded by him and his family. Sing for America reveals the Art of Truth and Light through live performance. He is the Operations Director for a new business venture, J. Barker Paving. Jewel holds a BA in Musical Performance/Dramatic