To bring what he calls “a different kind of clarity” to troubling questions of justice, Professor Thane Rosenbaum of Fordham University School of Law has launched an ongoing public forum in which distinguished artists reflect on the limits of the U.S. legal system.

Novelist E.L. Doctorow and playwright Tony Kushner, both of whom have offered fictive interpretations about the still-controversial 1950 espionage trial and later execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, were the first guests.