Wednesday, October 7, 2020
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Watch on Watson's YouTube Channel.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one of the most important and influential justices in the Supreme Court’s history. Among other issues, she was a giant in the protection of the rights of women and minorities. Her death is now not only a profound loss for all Americans whether they agreed with her views or not, but the nomination of her successor moves center stage in the presidential and congressional elections just weeks away.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a highly respected member of the Senate Judiciary Committee will join Taubman Center Interim Director, Professor Richard Arenberg in a conversation about Justice Ginsburg’s legacy, the U.S. Senate and the courts. How will the Senate respond to the president’s nominee? What role are special interests playing behind the scenes of the nomination process? What are the issues at stake going forward? How will a new Democratic majority, if one is elected in November, address the make-up of the courts and the state of the confirmation process?
Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy