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Amicus Live: How Originalism Captured The Court

And What Can Be Done About It

May 14, 2024 • 7:00 pm ET
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Slate’s “Amicus” podcast is a show about the law and the nine Supreme Court justices who interpret it for the rest of America. At this live taping, Dahlia Lithwick, Mark Joseph Stern, and special guests will discuss how the court is using originalism—a controversial approach to interpreting the Constitution—to radically reshape the law. Just in time for yet another consequential term!       

Dahlia and Mark will be joined by legal analysts and leading critics of originalism, including civil rights lawyer and scholar Sherrilyn IfillHawaii Supreme Court Justice Todd Eddins, lawyer and author Madiba Dennie, and Rep. Jamie Raskin to explore the consequences of this theory when conservative justices apply it to overturn centuries of precedent, including the right to abortion and states’ ability to combat gun violence. They’ll also explore the possible pathways out of the current situation. 

As a treat for Slate fans, there are a limited number of VIP tickets which include admission to the event and access to an exclusive pre-event happy hour at a nearby location with your favorite Slate reporters and hosts. 

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