The Roberts Court

Marcia Coyle
Linda Greenhouse (moderator)
Tue, May 14th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

Note: This event is sold out



The Roberts Court sits at the center of a constitutional maelstrom. Two of the most prestigious Supreme Court experts discuss its direction under Chief Justice Roberts and trace the paths of recent landmark decisions on race, guns, immigration, campaign finance, and health care.

James Madison

Richard Brookhiser
Benno Schmidt (moderator)
Tue, October 25th, 2011 | 7:30 pm


Carl Menges

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James Madison was one of the most influential and integral figures in American history: he collaborated on the Federalist Papers and the Bill of Rights, assembled one of the nation’s first political parties and took to the battlefield during the War of 1812, becoming the last president to lead troops in combat. Richard Brookhiser presents a vivid portrait of the “Father of the Constitution,” an accomplished yet humble statesman who nourished Americans’ fledgling liberty.

Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion

Seth Stern
Stephen Wermiel
Jeffrey Toobin
Tue, April 12th, 2011 | 7:30 pm

Three experts draw back the curtain of the United States Supreme Court to provide an insider’s look at one of the most influential and distinguished justices of the 20th century: William J. Brennan, Jr. Drawing on previously private case histories and personal interviews, this program examines not only Brennan’s life but the strategy behind the major legal battles of the past half century, from Roe v. Wade to the death penalty to the right to privacy, in a riveting look at one of the Court’s most progressive eras.

Inherently Unequal: The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903

Lawrence Goldstone
Eric Foner
Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Thu, May 26th, 2011 | 7:30 pm

Why Brandeis Matters

Jeffrey Rosen
Frederick M. Lawrence (Moderator)
Mon, March 21st, 2011 | 7:30 pm

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