Women and the Supreme Court Program at the National Archives October 5
Press Release · Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Washington, DC

On Thursday, October 5, at 7 p.m., the National Archives, in partnership with The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource), will present a panel of judges, lawyers, and experts exploring the legacy of the four women who have served and the 726 women who have argued before the United States Supreme Court. The program will be livestreamed on the National Archives YouTube channel.

This program is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC.  Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.  Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Reservations are recommended and can be made online. For those without reservations, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The theater doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Late seating will not be permitted 20 minutes after the program begins.

“Women and the Supreme Court” will be moderated by Amy Howe, the co-founder of SCOTUSblog. Panelists include Judge Patricia Millett, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; Deanne Maynard, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice; Sarah Harrington, Partner, Goldstein & Russell, P.C.; and Marlene Trestman, author of Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin. A book signing of Fair Labor Lawyer will follow the program. Purchase this book on the day of the event from the National Archives Store and receive a 15% discount.


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