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October 13 Tuesday

THE SUPREME COURT IN CRISIS: Structural Reform for a Broken Institution (Session 1)

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 12:00PM - 1:30PM
  • Webinar (12 pm to 1:30 pm EST)
  • Open To The Public
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Description

Sponsored by Samuel Moyn, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence & Professor of History, Yale Law School
Organized by Take Back the Court
Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society-Yale Chapter

With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace her, Americans have begun to debate the institutional limitations of the Supreme Court more seriously than in nearly a century. This two-part symposium brings together national academic experts to clarify the terms and stakes of the current debate. The first session on October 13 takes up the constraints and possibilities of the current political context today, and the proper criteria for evaluating reform proposals. The second session on November 19 compares and contrasts some of the most-discussed options for reform, both personnel expansion and alternatives to it. Registration is required for both events.

Session 1, October 13 - Supreme Court Reform: Contexts and Criteria
Featuring panelists:
Nikolas Bowie, Harvard Law School
Ryan D. Doerfler, University of Chicago Law School
Leah Litman, University of Michigan Law School
Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School
Aziz Rana, Cornell Law School

With thanks to the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Symposium Chair: Aaron Belkin, Director, Take Back the Court

Symposium Moderator: Samuel Moyn, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence & Professor of History, Yale Law School
 

Contact Information

Rosanna Gonsiewski, Senior Administrative Assistant to Professor Samuel Moyn, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence and Professor of History

rosanna.gonsiewski@yale.edu

(203) 436-8117