Courting Change—Bending the Arc: The Supreme Court's role in shaping civil society

The 2013 term of the Supreme Court may be one of the most notable in history for its impact on civil rights issues. What do the court’s decisions say about its future role in advancing a social justice agenda for the 21st century? Do recent decisions suggest a cycle of landmark victories that will be followed by years of incremental setbacks, or is a larger shift underway? What role does legal advocacy play within broader movements for social change?

Participants: Moderator Jeffrey Toobin, journalist; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry; Nina Perales, vice president of litigation for MALDEF; Nina Totenberg, legal affairs correspondent for NPR