Today, nearly 1 in 4 federal judges have been appointed by President Trump. It is likely that many more will be confirmed, some of whom have openly questioned otherwise settled case law and disclosed their overt political opinions during their confirmation hearings. This panel of prominent civil rights attorneys will address the effect of such in their professional practices, and discuss any court design, litigation, and/or advocacy solutions they advocate in order to make progressive change.
Bernadette Meyler, Carl and Sheila Spaeth Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Intellectual Life, Stanford Law School
Shilpi Agarwal, Interim Legal and Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California
Jocelyn Burton, Founding Partner, Burton Employment Law
James Finberg, Partner, Altshuler Berzon LLP
Felicia Gilbert, San Francisco Managing Partner, Sanford Heisler Sharp