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Lectures & Conversations
Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
We the People Series
Seth Stern
Stephen Wermiel
Jeffrey Toobin
Tue, April 12th, 2011 | 7:30 pm
$20
(members $10)

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.

Seth Stern has been a legal affairs reporter at Congressional Quarterly since 2004 and his articles and reviews about the court have also appeared in Slate and The Washington Post.

Stephen Wermiel
was the Supreme Court reporter for The Wall Street Journal for 12 years and now teaches constitutional law at American University Washington College of Law. They are the co-authors of Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion.

Jeffrey Toobin
(moderator) is a senior analyst for CNN Worldwide and a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he has covered legal affairs since 1993. His most recent book is The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court.

Creative: Tronvig Group