FDR and the Courtpacking Controversy
The SCHS’s new 14-minute documentary chronicles the 168 days between FDR's fireside chat announcing his plan to enlarge the Supreme Court to as many as 15 justices in February 1937 and the defeat of his Court-packing scheme in July. It draws on contemporary cartoons and video footage to recount the twists and turns of this riveting episode in Supreme Court history.
The documentary is accompanied by specially designed lesson plans for high school teachers to help students learn about the Courtpacking episode, which highlights important issues about separation of powers.The new content is available here.
In Memoriam: Retired Associate Justice John Paul Stevens
Retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, John Paul Stevens died July 16th, 2019. The official press release by the Supreme Court is available here.
2019 Annual Dinner and Lecture
The 2019 Annual Lecture was broadcasted on CSPAN - please check https://www.c-span.org for the recording.
2019 Leon Silverman Series
The 2019 series will be Dissenting at the Supreme Court—New Perspectives. The series will be in four parts. Tickets will be available online in our Giftshop. Please click here for event details, dates and to purchase tickets online. Invitations have been mailed to all active members.
The Society's headquarters is located at Opperman House, 224 East Capitol Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20003. Opperman House has two important resources: The Goldman Library and the Membership Lounge. The Goldman Library has a conference table suitable for small meetings and luncheons. The books housed therein have been collected through the efforts of Professor James B. O'Hara, a Trustee of the Society, and comprise an outstanding collection of judicial biographies, Justices' writings, and histories of the Court.
Contributions to the society may take many forms including direct financial support, grants, in-kind gifts, and bequests. Donors may designate the purpose for which a gift must be spent. Gifts to assist the Society meet its general operating budget are always needed. In addition, the Society works closely with the Supreme Court to acquire and maintain art, antiques, artifacts, and memorabilia documenting the history of the Court for display in the public and private areas of the building. You may click the link here to be taken to our giftshop where you may make an online donation to the Society. You may also call the Society at 202.543.0400 for more information
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