How to Take Back the Supreme Court
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With the recent addition of Justice Gorsuch and Kavanaugh the Supreme Court has lurched to the right. There are also 2020 Presidential candidates discussing ways in which the structure of the court can be changed. Its composition is not set in stone.
But how feasible are changes to the Court?
Is it the right thing to do?
How could it be done?
What should be done?
Is Court expansion an option
Here to discuss are Kate Kendell, formerly from the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Aaron Belkin, from the Palm Center. They've formed a new organization - Take Back the Court.
SF comic and Union activist Nato Green will join us as the moderator of the evening.
For 22 years, Kate Kendell led the National Center for Lesbian Rights, a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. Kate is a nationally recognized spokesperson for LGBT rights and has an active voice in major media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Advocate, NPR, CNN, and many others. Despite the national success of NCLR under her tenure, her most rewarding responsibilities still include fostering alliances on the community and organizational levels, and advocating from a grass-roots perspective on issues concerning social justice.
Dr. Aaron Belkin is a scholar and advocate who, since 1999, has served as founding director of the Palm Center, which the Advocate named as one of the most effective LGBT rights organizations in the United States. He designed and implemented much of the public education campaign responsible for helping end the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in 2011. Aaron summarized the keys to successful advocacy in the e-book, How We Won: Progressive Lessons from the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which Arianna Huffington praised as a “best practices guide for civil rights fights.” He has written and edited more than thirty scholarly articles, chapters and books.
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