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Political Party with Keli Goff: SCOTUS and the Next POTUS

Monday, June 20, 2016

7:00 PM

Supreme Court justices are not chosen by or accountable to American voters, yet they have immense power to shape our politics and our lives. Now 16 years after the court’s defining role in the 2000 election, the death of Justice Antonin Scalia has put the Supreme Court squarely at the center of another presidential race. As debate rages over his replacement, join Keli Goff as she interviews experts on the evolving image of the court in American society and the role its decisions on issues such as immigration and reproductive rights this year may play in the presidential election and beyond.

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Panelists:

Linda Hirshmanlawyer and author of "Sisters in Law," a biography on the intertwined lives of Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Elie Mystal, legal editor of More Perfect, Radiolab's new podcast exploring the Supreme Court, and editor of AboveTheLaw.com

Sherrilyn Ifill, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund president and director-counsel

Ari Melber, MSNBC's Chief Legal Correspondent 


 

About the Series

This election season, sidestep the horserace and join us for our only-in-New York cocktail party and conversation series for the politically curious. This is not another partisan shoutfest or predictable pundit roundtable. These are conversations that will be clever, passionate and political, yet civil. Thoughtful contrarianism is encouraged. Talking points are not.

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About Keli

An internationally recognized multi-platform journalist and fiction writer, Keli Goff’s work has appeared in many publications including TimeCosmopolitan, Essence, The Washington Post and the web editions of The New York Times and The Atlantic, among others. She is author of two books, including Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence (Basic Books, March 2008).
 
She is currently a columnist for The Daily Beast, and is also an award-winning writer for theater and television. For her work on the third season of the hit television series “Being Mary Jane,” she was awarded a 2016 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series. In December 2015 she completed a two-year playwriting fellowship with The Public Theater, the legendary artistic institution best known for producing Shakespeare in the Park.
 
Keli has appeared on more than 100 national and international news programs on the networks, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, BET and the BBC, providing political analysis and cultural criticism. Learn more at www.keligoff.com and follow her on Twitter @keligoff

Part of The NEXT New York Conversation series which brings together changemakers, newsmakers and tastemakers to illuminate relevant topics that are redefining and reshaping our 21st century. 

Leadership support provided by:

MetLife Foundation