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Beyond Politics: Facts and the Supreme Court of the United States with Joan Biskupic

Beyond Politics: Facts and the Supreme Court of the United States with Joan Biskupic

DATE: Sept. 28, 2022

LOCATION: Sequoia D.C. 3000 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007


Cocktail reception: 4:45 p.m. Eastern time
Program with Audience Q&A: 6 – 7 p.m. Eastern time


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Despite the Supreme Court being one of the most powerful and influential institutions in America, even the high court finds its rulings mired in misinformation, from abortion to gun control and from climate protection to religious freedoms. Few journalists have a handle on the true facts better than author and CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic.

Join the Poynter Institute and its Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking site PolitiFact for an elegant, private event with Biskupic in the gorgeous riverside Sequoia D.C. restaurant and event venue. Together, we’ll sort fact from fiction about the nine justices and their constitutional oaths to reign with integrity, uphold the law of the land and administer the will of the people.

We’ll also discuss:

  • Proposals to expand the number of justices on the court
  • The leaked draft opinion about abortion
  • Conflicts of interests, including those of justices’ spouses

The conversation will be moderated by Poynter President Neil Brown and feature an audience Q&A. Attendees will also have an opportunity to submit questions in advance.

Guests will also receive full access to all three days of the online festival of fact-checking, United Facts of America, to attend at your convenience.

Event proceeds support the nonprofit work of Poynter’s PolitiFact, one of the nation’s largest independent newsrooms fighting online misinformation and reporting facts to help citizens make more informed decisions. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact sponsorships@poynter.org for more information or learn how your support can help make an impact at poynter.org/support.

Special guest 

Joan Biskupic is a full-time CNN legal analyst and author of a biography of Chief Justice John Roberts. Before joining CNN in 2017, Biskupic was an editor-in-charge for legal affairs at Reuters and, previously, the Supreme Court correspondent for The Washington Post and for USA Today. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory journalism in 2015. In addition to her biography of Roberts, “The Chief,” Biskupic is the author of books on Sandra Day O’Connor, Antonin Scalia and Sonia Sotomayor. A native of Chicago, Biskupic holds a law degree from Georgetown University and lives in Washington, D.C.


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