The ACLU’s David Cole on the cases the Supreme Court will face in its 2017 term.

What It Feels Like to Be the Legal Representative for the Resistance

What It Feels Like to Be the Legal Representative for the Resistance

Law and the Supreme Court justices who interpret it.
Sept. 30 2017 10:00 AM

The Supreme Court Term RBG Is Calling “Momentous”

The ACLU’s national legal director, David Cole, on the start of the high court’s next term.

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Next week marks the opening of the high court’s 2017 term, so Dahlia Lithwick speaks with David Cole, national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, about some of the cases in the upcoming term, including Trump’s travel ban, gay couples versus religious dissenters, and more.

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Cole also notes that citizen activism is more alive than he’s seen before, something he discusses in his book, now out in paperback, Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed.

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Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate and hosts the podcast Amicus.