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Advice and Consent: Role of the US Senate in Considering Supreme Court Justices




Senators Hatch and Leahy Supreme Court

Live from the Kennedy Caucus Room in Washington, DC. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) will give welcome remarks, and a panel discussion featuring Jeff Blattner, President of Legal Policy Solutions PLLC and Marty Gold, Partner with Capitol Counsel LLC will follow. The conversation will be moderated by Buzzfeed News Legal Editor, Chris Geidner.

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Additional Resources

  • The ADA at 30: “Let the Shameful Wall of Exclusion Come Down”

    The Kennedy Institute joins the George and Barbara Bush Foundation, National Organization on Disability, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, The Harkin Institute, and Higher Ground Productions, in convening key activists, advocates, and policymakers who helped make the Americans with Disabilities Act a reality for a virtual, bipartisan celebration of the landmark civil rights legislation.

  • ADA Virtual Rally

    Join the Kennedy Institute, Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement, Dole Institute of Politics, and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, for an online celebration and rally to honor the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Getting to the Point on Democracy with David Litt

    David Litt, former senior presidential speechwriter and special assistant to President Barack Obama, will join the Kennedy Institute for a discussion on his new book, “Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn’t, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think.” This thought-provoking book traces how our democracy has changed over time, where it went awry, and why there is an urgent need to fix politics before it’s too late.