University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

The Future of the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court's growing influence on American life is at the forefront of political thought these days. During this session, four authors—one of whom recently released a biography of Sandra Day O'Connor—will explore what the future holds for the court and the rest of us.

Michael Bobelian

A graduate from the University of Michigan Law School and the Columbia School of Journalism, Michael Bobelian is an award-winning author, lawyer and journalist. As a contributing writer at, Bobelian covers the Supreme Court, white-collar crime and legal affairs....

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Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen, a former member of The New York Times editorial board and senior writer for Time magazine, is the author of "Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America," "Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck" and "Nothing to Fear: FDR’s Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America....

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Geoffrey Stone

Geoffrey R. Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. Stone joined the faculty in 1973, after serving as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr....

Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas is the author of 10 books, including the New York Times bestsellers "John Paul Jones," "Sea of Thunder" and "Being Nixon." Thomas was a writer, correspondent and editor for 33 years at Time and Newsweek, including 10 years as Washington bureau chief at Newsweek, where, at the time of his retirement in 2010, he was editor-at-large....

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