WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), will speak on the dangers of judicial activism and what he calls "the capture of Americans' judiciary by corporate and partisan donor interests" at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker event at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Earlier that week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Second Amendment case NEW YORK STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION V. CITY OF NEW YORK. The case tests New York City's now-defunct ordinance on the transportation of firearms outside of city limits. The Court's refusal to dismiss the case after the City of New York repealed the ordinance prompted Sen. Whitehouse and his Senate colleagues Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), to file a rare amicus brief this past August.
The brief ignited swift backlash from leaders in the Republican Party – a response that, according to Sen. Whitehouse, helped to illustrate the outsized influence of corporate and partisan donors on the courts.
This news conference will take place in the Club's Zenger Room, and is open to credentialed media and members of the National Press Club; however, registration is required. Please click here to register.
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