A Conversation from the Ground from Beirut, Lebanon and the President Ability to Shape the Federal Bench

On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan learns more about the tragic event in Beirut, Lebanon and also talks about how a president is appointed.

Michel Constantin is the Regional Director for Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Northern Iraq, and Emergency Response Coordinator of the Catholic Near Eastern Welfare Association. Michel talks to us about what the conditions on the ground are like in Beirut after last week’s enormous explosion in that city’s port, and how Catholic Near East Welfare Association and others are helping people affected by this blast and its aftermath to recover.

Dr. Russell Wheeler, Ph.D. is a Visiting Fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program. During this week when we are coming up on the – now virtual – Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention, Dr. Wheeler shares with us about one of a President’s most significant Executive Powers: the ability to shape the Federal Bench – and not just the Supreme Court – through the ability to appoint Federal Judges to the Bench.

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