Moderator David Corn
Washington bureau chief, Mother Jones magazine; on-air analyst, MSNBC
David Corn was Washington editor of The Nation magazine for 20 years and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Harper’s, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Slate and other outlets. He is the co-author (with Michael Isikoff) of The New York Times No. 1 best seller “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump.”
Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Named the most influential person in legal education in the United States by National Jurist magazine in 2017, Erwin Chemerinsky currently serves as President of the Association of American Law Schools. He is the author of 14 books and more than 200 law review articles, and also frequently argues appellate cases, including in the United States Supreme Court.
Hon. Reggie Walton
Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Reggie Walton has been a United States District Court Judge in Washington, D.C., since 2001. From 2007 to 2014, he also served as a judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and was the FISA court’s presiding judge from 2013 to 2014.
Hon. Ganna Vronska
Justice, Supreme Court of Ukraine
Currently living in exile, Ganna Vronska is Judge of the Central Administrative Court of the Supreme Court and Secretary of the Court Chamber on Corporate Disputes, Corporate Rights and Securities. Her previous posts included Acting Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources. In 2016 she was named among the 10 most effective civil servants in a study by the legal newspaper Yurydychna Gazeta.
Judiciary Program Director, Brennan Center for Justice
Alicia Bannon manages projects on fair courts and redistricting for the Brennan Center, an affiliate of the New York University School of Law. An experienced constitutional lawyer, she is the author of numerous nationally recognized reports and pieces of legal scholarship, and she regularly writes and comments for media outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, MSNBC and NPR.
Kim Lane Scheppele
Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Princeton University; Faculty Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Since the 1990s, Kim Lane Scheppele has worked as a researcher at the constitutional courts of Hungary and Russia and now documents assaults on judicial independence around the world. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the International Academy of Comparative Law.