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Happy Dog Takes on the SCOTUS Nomination

Politics & Public Policy

Happy Dog Takes on the SCOTUS Nomination

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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"Out of all Biden nominees confirmed he would've doubled the number of Black women to have ever served on the court of appeals." – Jeremy Paris

The Presidential power to nominate a Supreme Court justice and Senate's power to confirm that nomination is one of the pillars of our country's checks-and-balances system. Yet, the politics and tensions over this process has escalated over recent years. The sudden death of Antonin Scalia in early 2016 led to a successful effort to block Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland—setting up a fierce debate over a political “lame duck” period of presidential nominations to the Supreme Court.

Then just 46 days before the 2020 Presidential Election, tensions further escalated during an expedited process to confirm Justice Amy Coney Barrett after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Now, Justice Stephen Breyer has announced his retirement and President Joe Biden fulfilled a campaign promise to nominate a woman of color to the nation's highest court. If confirmed, Ketanji Brown Jackson would become the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court--adding yet another layer to the debate during a time when race and equity efforts are facing increasing attacks.

What obstacles and opportunities does the Biden Administration face to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson? And what is the future of Supreme Court and its influence in this era of politics?

Join us in-person at the Happy Dog in Gordon Square as we learn from local experts on what is at stake with the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation.

The livestream will be available beginning at 7:30p.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

Both the City Club and The Happy Dog require attendees to provide proof of Covid vaccination or a negative Covid test within 24 hours to attend. Email with any questions.

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