An NC Policy Watch, Crucial Conversation luncheon—
The state of the U.S. Supreme Court with Ian Millhiser of the Center for American Progress
Few recent rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court have done more to anger caring and thinking Americans and awaken them to the importance of monitoring the federal courts and the judges who serve on them than the now infamous Hobby Lobby v. Burwell decision of this past June. In Hobby Lobby, the Court held that a corporation cannot be required to pay for insurance coverage of contraception if to do so would offend the religious sensibilities of the corporation’s owners.
Of course, Hobby Lobby was far from the only momentous decision of the past year. Moreover, many more vitally important cases are already queued up for the coming Supreme Court term that commences this fall.
So where do things stand? What’s next? Are there any causes for optimism? What can and should progressives do to make the federal courts a more hospitable venue for the causes of social, economic and political justice?
Join us as we pose these questions and others to Ian Millhiser. Ian Millhiser is the Senior Constitutional Policy Analyst for the Center for American Progress and the Justice Editor for the Center for American Progress Action Fund. His work focuses on the Constitution and the judiciary. Ian previously was a Policy Analyst and Blogger for ThinkProgress, held the open government portfolio for CAP’s Doing What Works project, and was a Legal Research Analyst with ThinkProgress during the nomination and confirmation of Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from this knowledgeable and important voice at this critical time.
When: Thursday, August 21, at noon — Box lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m.
Where: *(NOTE—NEW LOCATION)* The North Carolina Association of Educators Building, 700 S. Salisbury St. in Raleigh. This location features on-site parking.
Space is limited – pre-registration required.
Cost: $10, admission includes a box lunch.
Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or firstname.lastname@example.org