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?

Join ACS and a panel of experts for a discussion of the alternatives.

Lunch will be served 12:00-12:30 p.m. Programming will begin at 12:30 p.m.


Mark Schmitt
Director, Political Reform Program and Senior Advisor, Leadership Team, New America


Kara Stein
Vice President of Program and Policy, American Constitution Society


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


Robert Bauer
Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, NYU School of Law
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

This event has been approved for 1.5 hours of California MCLE Credit.

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