Two speaking events in September

September 15, 5:00 – 6:30:

League of Women Voters:

Is our Constitution working?

How is our Consitution holding up?  Is there still a balance of powers among the three branches of government? Is the Supreme Court still an independent branch of government or should structural changes be made? What about the independence of the Fed, the Attorney General, and the Department of Justice?  Are we near a constitutional crisis? See details here.

Kendrick-Durand House and Grounds

286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458

September 24: The Future of the Supreme Court

JCC Boston Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Series

We will examine the shift in the Supreme Court and its power to determine the direction of hot button issues including reproductive rights, gun laws, and immigration. We will look at the Court as a bellwether of this nation and examine the power as the highest court. Does the Court reflect the views of the country and where it’s headed?

With Kate Shaw, Gary Lawson, me, and moderator Robert Barnes (Washington Post)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7:30pm

Riemer-Goldstein Theater, Leventhal-Sidman Center

More info here. Tickets here.

Author: Jed Shugerman

Legal historian at Fordham Law School, teaching Torts, Administrative Law, and Constitutional History. JD/PhD in History, Yale. Red Sox and Celtics fan, youth soccer coach. Author of "The People's Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America" (2012) on the rise of judicial elections in America. I filed an amicus brief in the Emoluments litigation against Trump along with a great team of historians. I'm working on "The Rise of the Prosecutor Politicians," a history of prosecutors and political ambition (a cause of mass incarceration), and "The Imaginary Unitary Executive," on the myths and history of presidential power in America.

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