Last night I headed across town to NYU Law School for a screening of Advise & Dissent, a new documentary about the Supreme Court confirmation process. Here’s a brief description of the film:
ADVISE & DISSENT is the first documentary to go behind the lines and into the trenches of the judicial confirmation wars. SCOTUSblog has called it “a fascinating, balanced insider look,” and Politico named it “a must see.” Timely and timeless, the film illuminates the collision of politics and justice.
Last night’s showing of the movie was followed by a conversation, featuring the following participants:
- Howard Fineman, chief political correspondent, Newsweek;
- E. Joshua Rosenkranz, partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (which sponsored the screening);
- Jamal Greene, professor, Columbia Law School; and
- David Van Taylor, director of Advise & Dissent.
A report about the movie screening and the panel discussion, after the jump.