Session: Fixing Democracy: The Filibuster, Statehood, Supreme Court, Voting Rights and the Electoral College
4 p.m. Thursday, May 6
Many on the left and some on the right argue that America’s governance is broken. Tensions run high when discussing the Senate and the filibuster. Voting restrictions, the Electoral College, and D.C. and Puerto Rico not being states frustrates and disenfranchises millions. The Supreme Court has become the default arbiter for too many big issues and teeters on partisanship itself. Let’s talk about how to fix it all. Join us for this conversation with guests Adam Jentleson, Elie Mystal and moderator Dahlia Lithwick.
About Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, and has been writing their "Supreme Court Dispatches" and "Jurisprudence" columns since 1999. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Commentary, among other places. She is the host of Amicus, Slate’s award-winning biweekly podcast about the law and the Supreme Court. In 2018 Lithwick received the American Constitution Society’s Progressive Champion Award, and the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis. Lithwick won a 2013 National Magazine Award for her columns on the Affordable Care Act. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October of 2018.
About Crosscut Festival 2021
Join journalists, politicians, authors, creators and newsmakers from our community and around the nation May 3-8, 2021 as we come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives.
Once you RSVP or purchase tickets, we’ll email you all the information you’ll need to attend the festival. A schedule will be announced soon.
Ask Dahlia a question!
Your submitted questions could help shape our conversations in May. We’ll accept questions until mid-April, then pass along popular and thought-provoking topics for moderators to potentially include in their scripts.