Legal author and commentator Jeffrey Toobin discusses the state of the United States Supreme Court at the Alliance for Justice event.
Award-winning author and legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker
President, Alliance for Justice
Senior Editor, Slate
Professor, NYU Law School
A leading voice in public interest law for over 30 years, Nan Aron is President of the Alliance for Justice, a national association of public interest and civil rights organizations. Nan, who founded the Alliance in 1979, guides the organization in its mission to advance the cause of justice for all Americans, strengthen the public interest community's influence on national policy and foster the next generation of advocates.
In 1985, Nan founded the Alliance's Judicial Selection Project, now the country's premier voice for a fair and independent judiciary and a major player in the often-controversial judicial nominations process. Notable accomplishments include helping to defeat Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court in 1987; supporting the nomination of Roger Gregory, the first African American judge in the Fourth Circuit, in 2001; and organizing the effort that helped support ten Senate filibusters against President George W. Bush's most extreme judicial nominees.
Emily Bazelon is Senior Editor of Slate.
Jeffrey Toobin is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a senior analyst for CNN. “The Mitigator,” his piece about capital punishment and Danalynn Recer, appeared in the May 9th issue.
Jeffrey Toobin, author and legal commentator for CNN, Emily Bazelon of Slate, and NYU Law School professor Kenji Yoshino discuss the possible impact of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8.