Undermining the Courts and the Media:
The Consequences for American Democracy
December 13, 2018, Washington, D.C.
Held at the National Press Club, this nonpartisan national symposium for judges and journalists featured roundtable discussions with nationally known journalists, including Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post and James Bennet, editorial page editor of The New York Times; federal judges and state Supreme Court justices, including the federal judge, James Robart, who was called a “so-called judge” by President Trump for blocking one of Trump’s travel bans on constitutional grounds; and eyewitnesses to the downfalls of democracies, including a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor, Frank Cohn, who later guarded Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials. Famed Newscaster Marvin Kalb presented the keynote, and NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg participated in a conversation over lunch.
Partner organizations (principal co-sponsors)
Law School Admission Council, National Center for State Courts, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Charles Koch Foundation, American Association for Justice Robert L. Habush Endowment, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Greenberg Traurig, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Courts and Media, and Edwards Frickle & Culver