American Experience Virtual Event: Supreme Power

Join American Experience for a conversation exploring the power of the Supreme Court

WEDNESDAY, September 15th @ 4:00pm ET

More About the Event

From Roe v. Wade to Citizen’s United v. FEC, American politics in the modern era have been shaped by landmark Supreme Court cases that have fundamentally changed the laws of the land. But should the Supreme Court be so powerful? 
And when did legislating from the bench begin?

American Experience presents a virtual PAST FORWARD conversation exploring the power of the U.S. Supreme Court in shaping the nation’s laws and how we got to this point. This event is inspired by the broadcast premiere of the film Sandra Day O’Connor: The First on Monday, September 13 at 9/8c.

Featured Guests Include

Evan Thomas – Historian and author of the New York Times bestselling biography, First: Sandra Day O’Connor

Kimberly Robinson – Bloomberg Law SCOTUS reporter and co-host of the Cases and Controversies Podcast

The conversation will be moderated by Monica Muñoz Martinez, Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin.

The event will be streamed live on American Experience’s YouTube and Facebook pages. 


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Also, don’t miss the premiere of the episode itself airing Monday, September 13th, at 9 PM on Mountain Lake PBS