February 4, 2016

12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Alito at 10: Justice Alito and the Future of the Supreme Court

The American Constitution Society, the Center for American Progress and the Constitutional Accountability Center invite you to
Alito at 10: Justice Alito and the Future of the Supreme Court

January 31st marks the 10th anniversary of Samuel Alito’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.  Legal experts have called his confirmation one of the most impactful Supreme Court confirmations of the century.  Our expert panelists will explore Justice Alito’s contributions in pushing the law to the right in a number of critical areas (including the right to unionize, campaign finance, and abortion), his role as the emerging leader of the Roberts Court conservative wing, and how Justice Alito—both in his approach and in his voting record—compares with Chief Justice John Roberts, President George W. Bush’s other Supreme Court appointee.  Along the way, our panelists will also discuss what Justice Alito’s track record teaches Americans about the importance of Supreme Court and lower court appointments.

Opening Remarks by Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society for Law & Policy


  • Dahlia Lithwick, Slate Senior Editor and Legal Correspondent, Moderator
  • Brianne Gorod, Appellate Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center
  • Theodore M. Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • William Yeomans, Fellow in Law and Government, American University Washington College of Law
Thursday, February 4, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Lunch will be served at noon. The program will begin at 12:30 p.m.