BOOK EVENT: CAP to Host Discussion on Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted
Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, April 1, the Center for American Progress will host an event on Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted, a new book by CAP Senior Fellow Ian Millhiser. Millhiser will be joined by Supreme Court journalist Jeffrey Toobin as they discuss Injustices and its implications for how progressives should approach the judiciary, especially in an era when progressive victories on issues ranging from immigration to voting rights to health care are under attack in the courts.
As explained in Injustices, few American institutions have inflicted greater suffering on ordinary people than the Supreme Court of the United States. Supreme Court justices have shaped a nation where children could toil in coal mines, citizens could be forced into internment camps because of their race, and women could be sterilized against their wills by state law. The Court was the midwife of Jim Crow, the right hand of union busters, and the dead hand of the Confederacy. And the modern Court is not a vast improvement, with its incursions on voting rights and its willingness to place elections for sale.
Michele Jawando, Vice President, Legal Progress, Center for American Progress
Ian Millhiser, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Jeffrey Toobin, Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Senior Analyst, CNN
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
12:00 p.m. ET – 1:00 p.m. ET
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
Center for American Progress
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Washington, D.C. 20005
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