Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America
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Adam Cohen - Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America — in conversation with Peter Edelman
Starting in 1968—the year Nixon was elected and Chief Justice Earl Warren retired—Cohen’s groundbreaking history examines the Supreme Court’s steadily conservative bent over the last fifty years. While Warren had overseen an expansion of civil rights, class action suits, and decisions including Brown v Board of Education, after him the court pursued a pro-corporate agenda that restricted unions and limited access to voting. Drawing on his extensive experience as both a veteran New York Times and Time journalist and a one-time lawyer for the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU, Cohen traces this shift directly to Nixon, who, during his six years in office, appointed four justices, whose legacy continues. Cohen will be in conversation with Peter Edelman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center.