C-Span Air Dates for Silverman Lectures
SThe October 10 event with Melvin Urofsky is scheduled to air for the first time at 8pm eastern on Thursday November 8. The October 23 event with Christopher Capozzola is scheduled to air for the first time at 9pm eastern Thursday November 8. Videos can be found on the C-SPAN Video archive and will also be linked under our Multimedia/Videos - Lectures and Events page.
Regarding Justice O'Connor's Public Letter.
Statements from the Supreme Court regarding Justice O'Connor's Public Letter are available on supremecourt.gov (link provided). Justice O'Connor's letter can be found here (link). Video of the the 30th Anniversary of Justice O'Connor's Appointment.
Table for Nine: Supreme Court Food Traditions and Recipes
The Society is pleased to announce publication of Table for Nine: Supreme Court Food Traditions and Recipes, by Clare Cushman. Food traditions have always been important at the Supreme Court as the Justices have purposefully sought occasions to break bread together to reinforce cordiality and cooperation among the nine. This book provides a fascinating glimpse into the culinary customs at the Court with behind-the-scenes photos and stories of the Justices eating at tables hidden behind the bench in the Courtroom. Available for order now in our giftshop.
Thomas McIntyre Cooley - Constitutional Limitation at 150
On Friday, November 30, 2018, the Society will host a lecture on Thomas Cooley and his volume, Constitutional Limitations. This lecture commemorates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Cooley’s Constitutional Limitations. and will be presented by Charles W. McCurdy Event information can be found here. Online ticket sales are available for order on our giftshop website!
2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Society’s Leon Silverman Lecture Series.
The first series, in 1993, focused on the Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court. . Since then, the Society has explored a wide range of topics including the Court and the Civil War, the Chief Justices, and currently, the Supreme Court and World War I. A complete list of past Silverman lectures can be found here. The series is named for Leon Silverman, the Society’s dynamic late Chairman and President. His leadership of the Society from 1991-2012 transformed the Society.
2018 Leon Silverman Lecture Series
The Society is pleased to announce: The Supreme Court and World War I In Observation of the Centennial of World War I. A Series in Four Parts. The next lecture will be held December 6th, titled Free Speech Cases of World War I, and will be presented by Laura Weinrib Online ticket sales are available for order on our giftshop website!
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.
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