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Lectures & Conversations
The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
History and Current Affairs
Jeffrey Toobin
Samuel Issacharoff (moderator)
Tue, January 8th, 2013 | 6:30 pm
$30
(members $18)

Note: This event is sold out

 

EVENT DETAILS

From the moment Chief Justice John Roberts administered the Oath of Office at Barack Obama’s inauguration, the relationship between the Supreme Court and the White House has been confrontational. Both men are brilliant and determined to change the course of the nation — and completely at odds on almost every major constitutional issue. Jeffrey Toobin gives a gripping insider’s account of the ideological war between the Roberts Court and the Obama administration.

SPEAKER BIOS

Jeffrey Toobin is the author of The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court. Samuel Issacharoff (moderator) teaches at New York University School of Law and is the author of Civil Procedure.

LOCATION

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

PURCHASING TICKETS BY PHONE/IN PERSON

To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

SPECIAL OFFER

When you pre-order your ticket for a public program, for an extra $10 you can enjoy a pre-program glass of wine at Caffè Storico and we will reserve a priority seat for you. Select the “package ticket” option online and stop by Caffè Storico prior to the event.

Note: Cannot be purchased at time of program; drink must be redeemed before program begins. A full bar selection is also available; beverages exceeding $10 will be charged the a la carte menu price difference at time of redemption. Availability is limited.

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