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Nine Black Robes: Inside the Supreme Court’s Drive to the Right and Its Historic Consequences (Zoom Program)

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST

A Discussion for Judges with Author Joan Biskupic
Moderated by Hon. Peter W. Agnes, Jr. (Ret.)

*This is a Zoom program*

From the Publisher: CNN Senior Supreme Court Analyst Joan Biskupic provides an urgent and inside look at the history-making era in the Supreme Court during the Trump and post-Trump years, from its seismic shift to the Right to its controversial decisions, including its reversal of Roe v. Wade, based on access to all the key players.

Nine Black Robes displays the inner maneuverings among the Supreme Court justices that led to the seismic reversal of Roe v. Wade and a half century of women’s abortion rights. Biskupic details how rights are stripped away or, alternatively as in the case of gun owners, how rights are expanded. Today’s bench—with its conservative majority—is desperately ideological. The Court has been headed rightward and ensnared by its own intrigues for years, but the Trump appointments hastened the modern transformation. With unparalleled access to key players, Biskupic shows the tactics of each justice and reveals switched votes and internal pacts that typically never make the light of day, yet will have repercussions for generations to come.

Nine Black Robes is the definitive narrative of the country’s highest court and its profound impact on all Americans.

Joan Biskupic is a full-time CNN legal analyst and author. Before joining CNN in 2017, Biskupic was an editor-in-charge for Legal Affairs at Reuters and, previously, the Supreme Court correspondent for the Washington Post and for USA Today. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory journalism in 2015. In addition to her biography of Chief Justice John Roberts, The Chief, Biskupic is the author of books on Sandra Day O’Connor, Antonin Scalia, and Sonia Sotomayor.  A native of Chicago, Biskupic holds a law degree from Georgetown University and lives in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit: https://joanbiskupic.com/

Advance registration is required for this educational program. A complimentary copy of Nine Black Robes: Inside the Supreme Court’s Drive to the Right and Its Historic Consequences will be distributed in advance to the first 50 judges who register.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
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