This program is replacing the previously scheduled February 22 program, “Mr. Smith, Where Are You?”
9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Discussion
In the age of the 24-hour news cycle, strained relations between the partisan forces in Congress are being amplified across the nation like never before. Following New-York Historical’s Friday-night screening of Frank Capra’s political drama Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, experts in constitutional law and legal history examine the interplay between the U.S. Constitution, Congress, and the media.
Kenji Yoshino is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law and author of Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights. Robert Post is Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Linda Greenhouse is the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, a position she assumed in January 2009 following a 40-year career as the Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times. She has received several major journalism awards, including the Pulitzer Prize.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
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