The Law and Political Economy Society (www.lpesoc.org) at Berkeley is a student-run organization dedicated to fostering interest and discussion in LPE, offering a community through which students and practitioners can build creative thinking, dissent, and systemic critique into their study and practice.
In the wake of Justice Ginsburg’s sad and untimely death, we must unfortunately consider how to pursue a progressive agenda despite a hostile and extremist Supreme Court. On Thursday, October 1st, at 5:35pm PT/8:35pm ET, we will discuss possible proposals, from court packing to jurisdiction stripping, on how we could move forward.
- Ryan Doerfler and Samuel Moyn, “Reform the Court, but Don’t Pack It,” The Atlantic.
- Ryan Doerfler and Samuel Moyn, “Democratizing the Supreme Court,” California Law Review.
- Jeet Heer, “Packing the Court–or Taming the Courts?,” The Nation.
- Sarah Herman Peck, “Congress’s Power over Courts: Jurisdiction Stripping and the Rule of Klein,” Congressional Research Service.
- Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, ”The Case for Ending the Supreme Court As We Know It,” New Yorker
The format of our discussion will be a brief presentation on these proposals, followed by a breakout room discussion with prompts, and concluding with a full-group discussion. This event is open to all! No need to read the readings, we’d like to reserve this space as an opportunity to discuss, brainstorm, and constructively vent for anyone troubled by the direction the Court is likely to take.