The most extreme Supreme Court in decades is on the verge of changing the nation — again. In 2022, the Court’s conservative supermajority radically loosened gun safety laws, overturned the constitutional right to abortion, and limited the federal government’s power to fight climate change. Next up: redistricting, voting rights, and affirmative action — and the potential to fundamentally alter how the country deals with racial justice. How did we get here? How will overreach by the justices impact the 2024 election? And what can we do to protect American democracy from a deeply political, fiercely partisan Supreme Court?
Join us in person or via live stream for an event at 92NY on Tuesday, June 13, at 6 p.m. with Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice. Waldman, who recently served on the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, is the author of a new book, The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America, about the Court’s devastating 2021–2022 term. He will join moderator George Stephanopoulos of ABC News, as well as constitutional law scholars Wilfred Codrington III and Cristina Rodríguez. The panel will discuss the threat posed by the Court’s radical turn and what must be done to shore up American democracy.
The panel will be followed by a book signing for The Supermajority. Books will be available for purchase on-site.
Produced in partnership between 92NY’s Newmark Civic Life Series and the Brennan Center for Justice
- Michael Waldman, President, Brennan Center; Author, The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America
- Wilfred Codrington III, Associate Professor of Law and Dean’s Research Scholar, Brooklyn Law School; Brennan Center Fellow
- Cristina Rodríguez, Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Co-Chair, Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States
- Moderator: George Stephanopoulos, Anchor, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, ABC News