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Project Nuremberg Online: The Landmark Case Against the Nazis and White Supremacists who Attacked Charlottesville

Thursday, May 27, 2021 16 Sivan 5781

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Project Nuremberg creator Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Mates in a riveting conversation with IFA Executive Director Amy Spitalnick and attorneys Roberta Kaplan and Karen Dunn for an overview of the landmark case against white supremacy in Charlottesville and the fight against white supremacy, anti-Semitism, racism, and other forms of hate.

We will apply the lessons of the Nuremberg Trials to examine the power of law in confronting evil.

CLE credits will be applied, pending approval.

A Virtual Beth El Program.

 

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Speakers:

Amy Spitalnick is the Executive Director of Integrity First for America, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to holding those accountable who threaten longstanding principles of our democracy – including our country’s commitment to civil rights and equal justice. Most notably, IFA is the organization supporting Sines v. Kessler, the lawsuit filed by a coalition of Charlottesville community members against the Nazis and white supremacists responsible for the violence.

 

 

Roberta Kaplan is the founding partner of Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP. Among other accolades, Robbie has been selected as one of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers” in the United States, as “Litigator of the Year,” as “Lawyer of the Year,” and as the “Most Innovative Lawyer of The Year.” In 2013, her landmark victory in United States v. Windsor brought down the Defense of Marriage Act, landing the first major legal victory in the battle for marriage equality. Robbie is also the co-founder of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and an adjunct professor of law at Columbia Law School.

 

Karen Dunn is one of the nation’s top trial lawyers, widely recognized for securing courtroom victories in difficult cases on behalf of the world’s most prominent companies. She was recently named a “Litigator of the Year” by The American Lawyer for her role in “high-stakes, high-profile and hard-fought” cases.  Prior to entering private practice, Karen served in all three branches of government, including as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia; Associate White House Counsel under President Barack Obama; and Senior Advisor and Communications Director to former Sen. Hillary Clinton. Earlier, she served as a law clerk to Judge Merrick B. Garland of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and to Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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