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The Supreme Corp: How Corporate and Right-Wing Interests Captured the U.S. Supreme Court
May 8, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Under Chief Justice John Roberts’ leadership, the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative justices have delivered landmark victories for corporate and right-wing interests in dozens of cases, such as Citizens United v. FEC, Shelby County v. Holder, and Janus v. AFCME. The conservative justices on the court decide cases as though they have been effectively captured by these special interests—a problem exacerbated by a broken nominations process that is resulting in increasingly more extreme partisans being put on the bench.
Join the Center for American Progress and the American Constitution Society (ACS) for a discussion of Supreme Court capture and what can be done to combat it, featuring leading policy experts and a keynote by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), author of the book Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy and the recently published ACS issue brief “A Right-Wing Rout: What the ‘Roberts Five’ Decisions Tell Us About the Integrity of Today’s Supreme Court .”