Justice on the Brink
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Linda Greenhouse, Kenji Yoshino (moderator)
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 6:30 pm ET | $44 (Members $32; Chairman’s Council, Free)


In September 2020, the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the ensuing appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court cemented the rise of a conservative supermajority in our nation's highest court of law. Does this herald an irrevocable move to the radical right for the Supreme Court, and what does it mean for John Robert’s legacy as a nonpartisan justice? Legal journalist Linda Greenhouse looks at where the courts stand after Donald Trump’s presidency. 

Linda Greenhouse is the author of Justice on the Brink: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Rise of Amy Coney Barrett, and Twelve Months That Transformed the Supreme Court. Kenji Yoshino (moderator) is Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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