Panel discussion at The New School moderated by Bob Kerrey
Wednesday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Has the replacement of William H. Rehnquist and Sandra Day O’Connor with John Roberts and Samuel Alito changed the direction of the Supreme Court? On Wednesday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. The Wolfson Center for National Affairs at The New School will present The Roberts Court: One Year Out featuring a panel of experts who will examine this issue and grapple with the question of what the specific power and the appropriate role of the court are and ought to be. The panel will be moderated by Bob Kerrey, president of The New School and former U.S. Senator, and takes place at The New School’s Theresa Lang Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor. The panel will be webcast.

Admission is $8 for the general public, and free to students and faculty of any school, as well as New School alumni, with ID. In-person purchases can be made at The New School Box Office at 66 West 12th Street, Monday—Friday, 1–7 p.m. Advance reservations: 212.229.5488 or email.

“The Supreme Court directly affects the hot-buttons of today: abortion, separation of church and state, gay rights, executive power post 9/11,” said Sondra Farganis, Director of the Rose & Erwin Wolfson Center for
National Affairs, which was established at The New School in 1986 to encourage examination and debate of issues that concern citizens of a democracy. “These are huge questions, without easy answers. Some of the
country’s leading voices on constitutional issues will discuss the ramifications of the court dealing with these issues.”


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