People For the American Way Foundation

Discussion on Obama and the Future of the Supreme Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2008

Contact: Drew Courtney or Josh Glasstetter at People For the American Way Foundation

Email: media@pfaw.org

Phone Number: 202-467-4999

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“Beyond the Sigh of Relief: Justices in the Mold of Marshall and Brennan”

Now that Barack Obama has been elected President, activists concerned with issues like civil rights, civil liberties, the environment and consumer protections will no longer need to fight against judicial nominees in the mold of Robert Bork and John Roberts. But who should they fight for?

On December 9, People For the American Way Foundation will present a panel discussion entitled “Beyond the Sigh of Relief: Justices in the Mold of Marshall and Brennan” to examine what an ideal justice looks like in the twenty-first century.

What:

“Beyond the Sigh of Relief: Justices in the Mold of Marshall and Brennan”

When:

December 9, 2008, 2:30 p.m.

Where:

National Press Club, Zenger Room

529 14th Street NW

Washington, DC 20045

Who:

Kathryn Kolbert, President, People For the American Way Foundation (moderator)

Julius Chambers, civil rights advocate and founder, Ferguson Stein Chambers Gresham & Sumter PA

Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate

John Payton, President, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Jamin Raskin, Director, Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, American University

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