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A Politicized Supreme Court Is Remaking America

A Court expert on the consequences of this year’s term and decisions

Upcoming:
Virtual Event
Speakers:
  • Michael Waldman
  • Kareem Crayton
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The Supreme Court is rapidly upending American life as we know it. After previous terms in which the Court expanded gun rights, limited reproductive rights, and tossed aside decades of progress on racial justice and voting rights, the 2023–24 term is shaping up to be just as consequential. In the coming weeks, the Court will rule on presidential immunity, the limits of gun control, and the ability of government agencies to do their jobs.

In his book The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America, Brennan Center President Michael Waldman takes us through the history of the nation’s highest court and details the reforms needed to restore balance to our government. The just-released paperback edition of The Supermajority includes a new chapter on the 2022–23 term, the ethics scandals that have ensnared Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, and the impact of the Court’s divisive rulings on its public standing.

Join us for a live virtual event on Thursday, June 20, at 3 p.m. ET. Waldman, who served on the 2021 Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court, will be joined by Kareem Crayton, the Brennan Center’s senior director for voting and representation. Together they will explore the threat the current Court poses, how this year’s decisions have built on or changed the Court’s previous rulings, and what can be done to shore up democracy.

Speakers:

  • Michael Waldman, President, Brennan Center; Author, The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America 
  • Moderator: Kareem Crayton, Senior Director, Voting Rights and Representation, Brennan Center