Hannah Arendt Center Conferences
[The Supreme Court at a Critical Juncture: Where Are We Headed?]

Human Rights Program, Hannah Arendt Center, Center for Civic Engagement, and Election@Bard present:

The Supreme Court at a Critical Juncture: Where Are We Headed?

Monday, September 17, 2018 Reem-Kayden Center, Room 103
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, the Hannah Arendt Center, and the Human Rights Project 

This event occurred on:  Mon. September 17, 7:30 pm – 9 pm

In honor of Constitution Day, and in light of the recent (and heated) nomination hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, join us for a discussion with Bard Faculty on the significance of the Kavanaugh appointment for law and politics in the United States. Q&A to follow.

Date: Monday, September 17
Time: 7:30 pm (NOTE: time changed from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm)
Location: Bito Auditorium (room 103), Reem-Kayden Center

Roger Berkowitz will talk about the epochal importance of the Kavanaugh appointment for the future of the way our democracy operates through administrative regulation or congressional governance.  

Laura Ford will discuss the opening remarks by Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) at the Kavanaugh nomination hearings, in which he offered a diagnosis of what has gone wrong in our democracy, and how this has led to the current hysteria over judicial nominations.

Simon Gilhooley, will talk briefly about the political process of appointing justices to the Supreme Court and how changes in that area beginning in the 1980s have brought us to this point.

Allison McKim will briefly outline Judge Kavanaugh's on-the-record positions on topics such as criminal justice, reproductive rights, and the role of the courts.

Peter Rosenblum will discuss the ideologies of the justices, and their significance, particularly in relation to money, corporations and race. He will also moderate the discussion.

This event is free and open to the public.

Join us beforehand for Constitution costumes, cookies, and karaoke at Kline Commons from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.