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This program is available to Smithsonian Associates members only.
Each fall, nine Supreme Court justices begin hearing and deliberating the country’s most important—and often most controversial—legal cases.
Get in on the conversation in this afternoon panel where top experts on the Supreme Court preview some of the cases the court will take up.
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Perspectives on the Court
At the Ripley Center, legal experts debate critical issues raised in some of the cases the court will hear. The panel includes Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who represents the United States before the Supreme Court; Allison Zieve, director, Public Citizen Litigation Group; Tom Goldstein, partner and founder of Goldstein & Russell, PC, co-founder of SCOTUSblog, and Supreme Court litigation lecturer at Harvard Law School; and Jess Bravin, Supreme Court correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. Pamela Harris, executive director of the Supreme Court Institute at the Georgetown Law Center, serves as moderator.
There are no ticket sales at the door. Dress is business casual.
This program does not include a trip to the Supreme Court.