Join Alliance for Justice to celebrate our 40th anniversary at our annual New York City event on Wednesday, November 13 at 42West44.
For 40 years, AFJ has fought for diverse, qualified judges on the federal bench that are protecting our civil and human rights. Keeping independent judges on the courts is the last line of defense against the Administration’s extremist policies – our work is more important now than ever before.
The evening will feature a terrific panel discussion with Above the Law’s Elie Mystal, MSNBC’s Maya Wiley, and Slate Magazine’s Mark Joseph Stern in conversation about the impeachment inquiry into Trump, as well as his impact on the judiciary and the need for progressives to prioritize the courts in 2020. This event is free and open to the public – but we welcome your support. Drinks, hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served.
Elie Mystal is the executive editor of Above the Law and a contributor at The Nation. He's a regular guest on MSNBC, a legal contributor to the "More Perfect" podcast about the Supreme Court, and a former associate at Debevoise & Plimpton. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Government and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is probably angry right now.
Mark Joseph Stern is a legal analyst and Supreme Court correspondent for Slate magazine. He holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center. Mark's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Advocate, National Geographic, and numerous law reviews. He is the author of “American Justice 2019: The Roberts Court Arrives,” published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Maya Wiley is a nationally renowned expert on racial justice and equity. She has litigated, lobbied the U.S. Congress, and developed programs to transform structural racism in the U.S. and in South Africa. Ms. Wiley is currently the Senior Vice President for Social Justice at the New School University and the Henry Cohen Professor of Public and Urban Policy at The New School’s Milano School of Management, Policy & Environment. She is an expert on Digital Equity and founded and Co-Directs the New School’s Digital Equity Laboratory. Ms. Wiley is also a Legal Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.
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