Full Court Press II:

The Media Analyzes the Supreme Court

Date: 
Wed, 10/02/2013
Location: 
4:30 PM, Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

A panel discussion titled, “Full Court Press II: How the Media Educates and Shapes Public Opinion about the Supreme Court,” will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University Campus.  Lawyers and journalists Jess Bravin, Supreme Court Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times, and Dahlia Lithwick, a senior editor and legal correspondent for Slate.com will be among the panelists. Paul Frymer, Professor of Politics at Princeton will moderate.

Bravin previously served as United Nations correspondent and editor of the Wall Street Journal/California weekly. He is the author of "The Terror Courts" (Yale, 2013), a new account of military trials at Guantanamo Bay. Prior to joining the Journal, Bravin wrote for the Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar and Spy magazine, evaluated scripts for a Hollywood talent agency and managed a campaign for local school board.

Liptak joined The Times’ staff in 2002 and began covering the Supreme Court in the fall of 2008. He has written a column, “Sidebar,” on developments in the law, since 2007.  His series on ways in which the United States’ legal system differs from those of other developed nations, “American Exception,” was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting.

Lithwick writes the column "Supreme Court Dispatches" for Slate.com and has covered the Microsoft trial and other legal issues. Her work has appeared in the New Republic, Commentary, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Elle, and on CNN.com. She is a weekly legal commentator for the NPR show "Day to Day."

Frymer writes and teaches on topics in American politics, institutions, law, state theory, and American political development, particularly as they intersect with issues of democratic representation, race and civil rights, and labor and employment rights. In 2010, his book, Uneasy Alliances: Race and Party Competition was re-issued by Princeton University Press with an afterward on the significance of the Obama election. In 2008, he published Black and Blue: African Americans, the Labor Movement, and the Decline of the Democratic Party, also with Princeton University Press. 

This event is co-sponsored with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.