This panel will explore the myriad challenges to the rule of law in the United States — from racial bias in everyday policing and criminal justice, to the perceived politicization of federal law enforcement and the judiciary, to the breakdown of Constitutional checks and balances — and how they threaten democratic legitimacy.
Panelists will include:
- Sean Franzblau '05, Assistant United States Attorney
- Brian Mason '98, Chief Trial Deputy, District Attorney's Office, Colorado's 17th Judicial District
- Hon. Kathleen McDonald O'Malley '79 P'11, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Matthew Sanders '08, Supervising Attorney, Juvenile Unit King County Department of Public Defense, ACA Division
"Is the American Experiment Still Viable?", a Hill to Hill event, is a series of six virtual alumni panel discussions sponsored by the Center for the Study of American Democracy in conjunction with the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement. Additional panels include:
- September 29: Left, Right, Center
- October 6: Race, Identity and the “Real” America
- October 20: America in the World
- October 27: Information, Misinformation, Disinformation
- November 10: America Voted. What's Next?
To register for additional panels in this series, visit kenyon.edu/for-alumni/events/.
Is the American Experiment Still Viable?
Learn more about the Hill to Hill series and watch recordings from previous panel discussions.