Can we all just get along? The new president and the Supreme Court

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Can we all just get along? The new president and the Supreme Court

Barbara Perry, Saikrishna Prakash, Sarah Wilson

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EST)
Event Details

Three Supreme Court experts examine the future of the high court under the Biden administration. Among other topics, they will discuss upcoming court cases and how the addition of Amy Coney Barrett might affect some of these outcomes and the overall makeup of the court; whether the Biden administration might more add more justices and if so, who might be on a short list; and the impact Biden might have on the lower federal courts through appointments.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the George and Judy Marcus Democracy Praxis Fund

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EST)
Online webinar
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Barbara Perry

Barbara Perry is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, where she co-directs the Presidential Oral History Program. She has authored or edited 12 books on presidents, First Ladies, the Kennedy family, the Supreme Court, and civil rights and civil liberties. Perry has conducted more than 100 interviews for the George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush Oral History Projects; researched the Bill Clinton Oral History Project interviews, and directed the Edward Kennedy Oral History Project. She served as a U.S. Supreme Court fellow and has worked for both Republican and Democratic members of the Senate.

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Saikrishna Prakash

Saikrishna Prakash, a Miller Center faculty senior fellow, is the James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law and Paul G. Mahoney Research Professor of Law at the University of Virginia Law School. His scholarship focuses on separation of powers, particularly executive powers. He teaches constitutional law, foreign relations law, and presidential powers. Prakash clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the author of Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive (Yale University Press 2015).

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson is a litigation and investigations partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling who chairs the firm’s market-leading Product Safety Practice Group. Her clients include the world’s largest global consumer and commercial products manufacturers across a range of industries, including consumer packaged goods, automotive vehicles and equipment, aviation, electronics, life sciences, and information technology. Prior to joining Covington, Ms. Wilson served in several high-ranking federal government positions, including as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, as Senior and Associate Counsel to the President, and as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice.

Sponsored by

The George and Judy Marcus Democracy Praxis Fund