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Michael Waldman

President, Brennan Center for Justice

Michael Waldman

Michael Waldman is president and CEO of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a nonpartisan law and policy institute that works to revitalize the nation’s systems of democracy and justice. He was director of speechwriting for President Bill Clinton from 1995 to 1999 and is the author of The Second Amendment: A Biography and The Fight to Vote. Waldman was a member of the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court.

Scheduled Appearances

Slate live podcast taping! "Amicus"

Crosscut Festival 2023
Sat May 6, 2023 | 11:30am

Join host Dahlia Lithwick for a timely show about the law and the Supreme Court justices. She will be joined by Brennan Center president Michael Waldman to hear his perspective on the most consequential Supreme Court term in decades, their recent decisions and what to expect in June. He argues that the Court overreached, a move that will likely provoke sharp and lasting controversy and backlash.

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Michael Waldman
Featuring: Dahlia Lithwick, Michael Waldman

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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