Attacks are increasing on the legitimacy and independence of the courts in the United States. What are these attacks? Where are they coming from? What might be the effect of them on justice in America?

This panel discussion on the current situation was hosted by the University of California, Berkeley’s Civil Justice Research Initiative and the Berkeley Law Executive Education Programme.

The panelists are:

Alicia Bannon is the Managing Director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice.

James Brosnahan is a Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Erwin Chemerinsky is the Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Denyse F. Clancy is a partner in the Oakland, CA law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood.

We would like to thank the University of California, Berkeley’s Civil Justice Research Initiative and Berkeley Law Executive Education for making this recording available.

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Disclaimer: The ideas expressed in this discussion reflect the views of the guests and not necessarily the views of The Big Q. 

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