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Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations
The Future of the Supreme Court
2019-2020 Season: Where is Our Country Headed?
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7:30PM

Riemer-Goldstein Theater, Leventhal-Sidman JCC
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459

The Future of the Supreme Court

We examine the shift in the Supreme Court and its power to determine the direction of hot button issues including reproductive rights, gun laws, and immigration. We look at the Court as a bellwether of this nation and examine the power of the highest court. Does the court reflect the views of the country and where it’s headed?

-Gary Lawson, Boston University Law Professor
-Kate Shaw, Cardozo Law Professor
-Jed Shugerman, Fordham University Law Professor

Moderator: Robert Barnes, Washington Post Supreme Court Reporter


Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations 2019-2020 Season: Where is Our Country Headed?

Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations, JCC Greater Boston’s acclaimed discussion series, brings together distinguished scholars, artists and activists to engage in unique exchanges around controversial and difficult subjects. Renowned panelists are led by expert moderators through respectful and thought-provoking discussions on issues of concern to the Jewish community and beyond.

As we move closer to the 2020 elections, the United States has become bitterly divided on issues ranging from reproductive rights to fake news. This season begs the question: Where is our country headed? We explore polarizing issues that have Americans split about the direction of our nation.

We will discuss the pivotal role our nation’s laws, religions, and leadership play in shaping our community. We’ll seek answers to critical questions that define us not just as a community, but as humans in a constantly and rapidly changing world.

As a 501(c)(3), JCC Boston does not endorse or oppose candidates for public office or political parties.