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Reforming the Supreme Court

November 9, 2022

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Steps to the United State Supreme Court lit up at twilight

The is the third lecture in the Harvard Law School Lecture Series: The Supreme Court in a Constitutional Democracy.

Does the Supreme Court need reform? If so, of what kind? The past few years have seen renewed calls for court reform, ranging from adding new Justices to limiting their terms to reshaping the Court’s jurisdiction. Why has the issue come to the fore now, and what reasons are there for or against the proposed reforms? This panel will discuss the experience of the recent Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, along with proposed changes to the Court’s membership, structure, and powers. 

Moderated By:
Stephen Sachs, Antonin Scalia Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Rosalind Dixon, Professor, UNSW Sydney

Richard Re, Joel B. Piassick Research Professor of Law,
University of Virginia, School of Law

Cristina Rodriguez, Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law and Counselor to the Dean, Yale Law School

Maya Sen, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Neil Siegel, David W. Ichel Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, Duke Law


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