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The Supermajority

How the Supreme Court’s Hard-Right Turn Is Wreaking Havoc on Democracy

By Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

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Date and time

Wednesday, June 21 · 10 - 11am PDT



About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

The headlines out of the Supreme Court lately are jarring: gun rights expanded, reproductive rights rolled back decades, racial justice and voting rights tossed aside. Driven by the majority’s originalist ideals, nine unelected justices who hold lifetime power are rapidly upending American life as we know it. How did we get here, and what can we do to protect democracy?

Today's Court is the most extreme in decades. A new book, The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America, by Brennan Center for Justice President Michael Waldman, takes us through the history of the nation’s highest court and details what reforms must be made to restore balance to our government. Timed with what is sure to be a consequential slew of opinions this June, Waldman — who served on the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States — provides a deeply researched analysis of the Court’s radical shift rightward and the fierce partisan politics that led us to this divisive moment.

Join us for a live virtual event on Wednesday, June 21, at 1 p.m. (ET). Waldman will explore the threat the current Court poses and what can be done to shore up democracy.

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for events and services should be submitted at least two weeks if possible before the date of the accommodation need. Please email or call 646-292-8365 for assistance.

About the organizer

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. 

The Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism.

Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting-edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them — in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.