Getting to the Point with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Stephen Breyer will participate in a moderated conversation about the increasingly vital role the Supreme Court plays as one of our three branches of government. In a discussion with Ari Melber, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent and host of “The Beat with Ari Melber”, he will share how the Supreme Court provides checks and balances on the executive and legislative branches of government, how elections impact who is nominated to the bench and highlights of the Supreme Court’s important recent rulings.
Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1994, Associate Justice Breyer has served for over two decades on the Supreme Court. He is known for being a pragmatic justice who weighs the real- life consequences of those affected by rulings. Associate Justice Breyer worked for Senator Edward M. Kennedy during his time as Special Counsel and Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 1970s.
Join City Awake, in partnership with the Kennedy Institute, for a timely discussion with Martin Luther King, III on the importance of civic engagement, empowerment, and how it is imperative that we all vote in the upcoming election, especially the next generation.
Join the Museum of African American History, the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate for the 2020 MAAH Stone Book Award Virtual Event. Now in its third year, the Award is an annual prize that encourages scholarship and writing within the field of African American history and culture by awarding a $25,000 prize and two $5,000 finalist prizes for exceptional adult non-fiction books written in a literary style.
Join the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts for a Constitution Day forum on Massachusetts’s Ballot Question #2. The moderated discussion will cover both sides of the Ranked Choice Voting initiative as Commonwealth voters prepare to head to the polls in November.