Protect & Defend the Constitution: The Significance of the Oath of Office

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NH Institute for Civics Education
in partnership with the
Warren B. Rudman Center at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law

Present a William W. Treat Lecture


Judge Scott StuckyJudge Scott Stucky

Scott Stucky is the chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He joined the court in 2006, following a nomination from President George W. Bush. After leaving active duty service in the Air Force, Judge Stucky was a branch chief for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In 1983, he became a civilian legislative counsel for the Department of the Air Force. He became principal legislative counsel to the Air Force in 1987. Beginning in 1996, Stucky was general counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services.


Maggie GoodlandMargaret (Maggie) Goodlander

Maggie Goodlander is a lawyer and adjunct professor of administrative and constitutional law at UNH Law School.  She served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, as a senior advisor to U.S. Senators John McCain and Joseph Lieberman, and as counsel to the U.S. House Mangers during the impeachment trial of President Trump.  She is a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve and a member of the board of directors of New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire.


Janet Breslin SmithMODERATOR

Dr. Janet Breslin Smith draws on her over 30 year career in public service, including leadership roles in the US Senate, the National War College and in Saudi Arabia, where she focused on higher education and outreach to women in the Middle East. She is the coauthor of The National War College: A History of Strategic Thinking in War And Peace. She was the first women to chair the Department of National Security Strategy at the War College. Prior to her academic career, she was Deputy Staff Director of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Legislative Director to Senators Patrick Leahy and Donald Stewart.

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