LIVE STREAM: The Supreme Court: What’s Next? An Insider’s View

Friday, August 31, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On Friday, August 31st, we'll be presenting a "live streamed" event from Cape Cod.
Students anywhere in the world can "tune in" to the Live Event on their computer, iPad or even their phone and watch the event as it happens. All students who register will also get access to an archived version so they can rewatch it or watch for the first time if they were unable to watch during the live broadcast. 
Whether you watch live (on August 31st) or at a later date, on your laptop or phone, with friends or by yourself, we know it will be a fascinating event that is well worth your time.
*Two days before this Live Stream event, we will send you a link via email. This link will show a black screen until the event begins at 2pm EST.


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Supreme Court: What's Next? An Insider's View

Alison Gash / University of Oregon

Few at the Founding could have ever imagined the Supreme Court becoming one of the most powerful policymaking institutions in the United States. Yet today, the Court has the power to sidestep public opinion, upend federal legislation, constrain state governance and even bring down the President. Professor Alison Gash will take us back to the Court's humble beginnings, charting how the Court amassed its power under Justice Marshall's leadership. Professor Gash will introduce us to the Court's struggles under pre-and post-Reconstruction racial apartheid, its skirmishes with legislative and executive power during the New Deal era, and its foray into areas of privacy, intimacy and expression.

As we walk through the Court's history, meandering through landmark decisions, Professor Gash will use her research on law and social policy to highlight the importance of understanding the Court not only as a legal actor but also as a significant source of policy innovation and paralysis. Through this lens, Professor Gash will demonstrate why the Court's makeup–its personalities and its relationships–can make or break American public policy.

Alison Gash / University of Oregon

Alison Gash is a political science professor and a member of the Provost’s Teaching Academy at the University of Oregon, where she has received several fellowships and grants for her teaching. She was recently awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Award. Professor Gash has also taught at Berkeley, where she received the Commendation for Excellence in Teaching two years in a row. She is the author of “Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights.” Her work has appeared in Newsweek, Slate, Politico, and Washington Monthly.