October 5 Monday

Breaking Down the Barrett Nomination with Demand Justice's Chris Kang

  • Monday, October 5, 2020 at 3:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Online
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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Join the Yale American Constitution Society as we welcome Chris Kang, co-founder and chief counsel of Demand Justice. We will discuss the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court, from the politics of the nomination fight, to what it will mean for the court and the country if Judge Barrett is confirmed, to what is next for progressives either way. Learn what we as law students can do during this nomination fight and the fights to come to create a diverse, fair, and just judiciary, starting with this critical battle over the future of the Supreme Court. Join us via ZOOM.

Before co-founding Demand Justice, Chris served in the White House for nearly seven years as Deputy Counsel to President Obama and Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. Chris oversaw the selection, vetting, and confirmation of more than 220 of the president’s judicial nominees—who set records for the most people of color, women, and openly gay and lesbian judges appointed by a president. He also was in charge of advising President Obama on commutations and pardons from 2014 to 2015 and helped spearhead the confirmations of Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Kagan, the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and passage of the Fair Sentencing Act.

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