October 25, 2018

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm , Eastern Time

Reforming the Court


Proposals to alter the composition of the Supreme Court have been around for some time and have multiplied in recent years as the judicial nominations process has grown increasingly contentious. With Republican Senators refusing to even hold a hearing for Merrick Garland, and with the recent confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, some claim the Court has never been this politicized and partisan. What can be done to save its legitimacy? Join ACS and a panel of experts for a discussion of the alternatives.

Welcome:

Mark Schmitt, Director, Political Reform Program and Senior Advisor, Leadership Team, New America

Introduction:

Kara Stein, Vice President of Program and Policy, American Constitution Society

Featured Speakers:

Kimberly Atkins, Chief Washington Reporter and Columnist, Boston Herald, and MSNBC Contributor, Moderator

Robert Bauer, Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, NYU School of Law; White House Counsel to President Obama

Amanda Frost, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Aziz Huq, Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

Ganesh Sitaraman, Chancellor Faculty Fellow, Professor of Law , Vanderbilt Law School

This event has been approved for 1.5 hours of California MCLE credit.

Lunch will be served from 12:00-12:30pm.