Law of the Land: The Supreme Court’s Year in Review


92Y, and its partner, the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at NYU School of Law, continues its annual program, Law of the Land: the Supreme Court’s Year in Review. We take you inside the Court’s major rulings and discuss their bearing on past and future cases.

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.

Join us with Ron Klain, Kenji Yoshino, Roberta Kaplan and our moderator Thane Rosenbaum for another fascinating look at the Supreme Court’s just concluded term, and 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.

Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist, essayist and distinguished fellow at NYU School of Law, where he directs the Forum on Law, Culture & Society. He is the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction, and serves as the legal analyst for CBS News Radio.