Please join us for our next salon featuring Carl Hulse, Chief Washington Correspondent of the New York Times, and Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., on Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 PM at AFJ’s offices (11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 500).
Carl's new book, "Confirmation Bias," will be available for purchase at this event, and three lucky attendees will be selected to receive a free copy!
Carl Hulse is a recognized authority on congressional affairs and national politics. He is the author of the new and critically acclaimed HarperCollins book, "Confirmation Bias," which tells the inside story of the judicial wars rocking Washington and the damage they are doing to America's governing institutions. The New York Times called it "entertaining and shrewd." The Washington Post said it is "an important guide at this crucial time for the stature of America's judiciary." The Boston Globe called it "riveting" and "gripping." High praise for a political book. Hulse is a sought after commentator and appears regularly on top political news shows. At The Times, Carl is the author of On Washington, his regular and widely read column chronicling developments in the capital from the perspective of a veteran of more than three decades of reporting on all facets of the federal government. He is also the drummer in a Capitol Hill garage band, The NativeMakers, and a longtime resident of Capitol Hill.
Sherrilyn Ifill is the seventh President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Ifill began her legal career as a fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union and then spent five years as an assistant counsel in LDF’s New York office. Among her successful litigation efforts was the landmark Voting Rights Act case Houston Lawyers’ Association vs. Attorney General of Texas in which the Supreme Court held that judicial elections are covered by the provisions of section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. In 1993, Ifill joined the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Law. In addition to teaching in the classroom, she launched several innovative legal offerings. A critically acclaimed author, her book On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century reflects her lifelong engagement in and analysis of issues of race and American public life. Her scholarly writing has focused on the importance of diversity on the bench.