February 12, 2021

NN Speaker Series Presents What Should We Do About the Supreme Court? by Carrie N. Baker

NN Speaker Series Presents What Should We Do About the Supreme Court? by Carrie N. Baker

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Date(s) - Friday, February 12, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Northampton Neighbors Speaker Series Presents

What Should We Do About the Supreme Court?

by Carrie N. Baker

Friday, February 12, 2021
3:00-4:00 PM via Zoom

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Since Brown v. Board of Education, social justice movements have turned to the Supreme Court of the United States to recognize rights denied by the majority. But now with one third of the Court appointed by Trump, there is a conservative 6-3 supermajority that threatens to destroy the Court’s civil rights legacy. In this talk, Smith professor Carrie N. Baker will lead a conversation on strategic responses to the conservative takeover of the Supreme Court. Should we push for expanding the number of justices? Should we turn our advocacy to the state level? Or should we keep filing lawsuits in the federal courts in hopes of persuading some of the conservative justices?

Carrie N. Baker teaches women’s and gender studies at Smith College. She writes regularly for MS magazine on women’s rights and feminist activism and is a columnist for the Daily Hampshire Gazette.