We’re thrilled to announce the first speaker for What To Do About the Courts, the six-part reading group led by PPP and The Law and Political Economy Project.

PPP board member Niko Bowie is the Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches courses in federal constitutional law, state constitutional law, and local government law. His research focuses on critical legal histories of democracy in the United States.

In 2021, Professor Bowie’s testimony to the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States focused on the fact that, throughout history, “the Court has wielded an antidemocratic influence on American law, one that has undermined federal attempts to eliminate hierarchies of race, wealth, and status.” He has written extensively about how Congress can take power back from the Supreme Court, and, along with Daphna Renan, is authoring a book titled Supremacy: How Rule by the Court Replaced Government by the People, to be released in 2024.

We look forward to having Professor Bowie lead the first session of “What To Do About The Courts” on Tuesday, January 30th at 8:00 p.m. ET. Register to join us here!