October 25, 2018

Supreme Court Reform: October 2018 Panel Discussion


Mark Schmitt

Director, Political Reform Program and Senior Advisor, Leadership Team, New America
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Kara Stein

Vice President of Program and Policy, American Constitution Society
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Kimberly Atkins

Chief Washington Reporter and Columnist, Boston Herald MSNBC Contributor
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Aziz Huq

Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
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Robert Bauer

Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, NYU School of Law; Former White House Counsel to President Obama
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Amanda Frost

Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
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Ganesh Sitaraman

Chancellor Faculty Fellow, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School
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ACS Panel Debates Proposals to Reform Supreme Court

On October 25, ACS and New America hosted a panel discussion, "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?

Featuring:

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

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

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

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

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