Law and Public Policy

How Today’s Supreme Court Will Shape Our Future

July 8, 2022  • Aspen Community Programs

Featuring Neal Katyal, Georgetown University Paul Saunders Professor of National Security Law and former Acting Solicitor General of the US, and Ruth Marcus, Deputy Editorial Page Editor and Op-Ed Columnist, The Washington Post, and author of Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover, in conversation with Aspen Institute Executive Vice President Elliot Gerson. Katyal and Marcus will discuss the ramifications of the Court’s recent decisions to overturn Roe v. Wade, to expand gun rights, the role of Chief Justice John Roberts, and other prominent issues concerning the Court today.
Live event, Greenwald Pavilion

Neal Katyal is the Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of Law at Georgetown University and a partner at Hogan Lovells. He was previously US acting solicitor general. Katyal has argued 45 cases before the US Supreme Court, more than any other minority in US history; his cases include successfully striking down the Guantanamo military tribunals, defending the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act, and defending the Peace Cross in Maryland. His honors include the Department of Justice’s highest civilian award, the Edmund Randolph Award; two-time Litigator of the Year by American Lawyer; and the Financial Timess Innovative Lawyer Award in both private and public law. A trustee of Dartmouth College and Whitney Museum, Katyal appears frequently on news programs.

Ruth Marcus, a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, is the deputy editorial page editor for The Washington Post as well as a weekly columnist. Marcus has been with The Post since 1984, where she has covered campaign finances, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court, the White House, and other national issues. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Jon Leibowitz, their two daughters and the world’s cutest dog.

Elliot Gerson is the Executive Vice President of the Aspen Institute, and is responsible for its Policy Programs, its Public Programs, and its relations with its international partners. Gerson also administers the US Rhodes Scholarships. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, a US Supreme Court clerk, practiced law in government and privately, held executive positions in state and federal government and on a presidential campaign, and was president of start-ups in healthcare and education.