In her 2022 New York Times bestseller, Lady Justice, Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America, Dahlia Lithwick tells the gripping stories of women who fought against hate and injustice during the Trump years using the most powerful tool available to them: a law degree.
We are honoured to host Dahlia in conversation with one of her subjects, famed litigator Robbie Kaplan who sued the organizers of the 2017 Charlottesville Nazi march, and won. This will be an inspiring evening for Jews and non-Jews, and lawyers and non-lawyers, alike. Ms. Kaplan will be participating via Zoom.
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This program contains 1 hour(s) and 30 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content.
Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, and in that capacity, has been writing their “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns since 1999. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Commentary, among other places.
She is host of Amicus, Slate’s award-winning, bi-weekly podcast about the law and the Supreme Court. Her most recent book, Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America was released in 2022.
Roberta (“Robbie”) Kaplan is the founding partner at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP. A formidable litigator with decades of experience in both commercial and civil rights litigation, Robbie has become an expert in cutting-edge areas of law. Robbie is perhaps best known for successfully arguing before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of her client Edith Windsor in United States v. Windsor,·the landmark Supreme Court case. Robbie has also filed a lawsuit under the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 against twenty-four neo-Nazi and white supremacist leaders responsible for organizing the racial- and religious-based violence in Charlottesville in August 2017, and was also recently named one of the Top 10 Female Litigators in the country by Benchmark Litigation.