The Supreme Court of the United States is the branch of government with the most mystery, and curiosity. The proceedings are not televised, and yet many are fascinated by the goings on at the High Court, despite having little understanding of the cases decided there, and what they mean for most people. FOLCS continued its annual program, Law of the Land: the Supreme Court’s Year in Review. FOLCS took its audience inside the Court’s significant rulings and discuss their bearing on past and future cases. FOLCS also discussed some of the political palace intrigue, as well, with the retirement of Justice Kennedy and the search for his replacement. The evening made for another fascinating look at the Supreme Court’s concluded term, and included reactions to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Ron Klain is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Revolution LLC, an investment firm launched by AOL Co-Founder Steve Case in 2005. In addition to his private sector career, Mr. Klain has devoted many years to public service, most recently as White House Ebola Response Coordinator (2014-15).
Kenji Yoshino is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law. His fields are constitutional law, anti-discrimination law, and law and literature. Yoshino is the author of three books: Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial (2015); A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice (2011); and Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights (2006).
Roberta Kaplan is a pioneering lawyer who won the landmark case United States v. Windsor. She is the author of Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA.