ARTICLES & HISTORY

On this Giving Tuesday, one Society Trustee has agreed to match – dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 – every gift made to the Society today! Please help the Society today and double the impact of your gift!
This teacher professional development institute brings a select group of high school social studies teachers to Washington, DC, for an immersive six days of educational activities related to teaching about the U.S. Supreme Court.
November 13 marks the birthday of Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941). To commemorate this legal and judicial giant whose ideas on free speech, privacy, government intrusion and democracy continue to shape modern society, we offer a previously unpublished letter from the Justice’s files shared with us recently by the Brandeis family.
As the month of May marks a year since the Supreme Court made the switch to hearing cases argued by telephone due to the pandemic, PBS NEWSHOUR produced a segment on this temporary new format. SCHS’s Clare Cushman was interviewed about the history of oral argument.

SOCIETY EVENTS

The lecture is inspired by her newly published book, Making Minimum Wage: Elsie Parrish v. The West Coast Hotel Company.
(A virtual lecture via Zoom.)

Dean William Treanor of the Georgetown University Law Center speaking on “The Case of the Dishonest Scrivener: Gouverneur Morris and the Creation of the Federalist Constitution.”

The lecture will be held at: Hart Auditorium / McDonough Hall, Georgetown University Law Center. (There will also be virtual livestream via Zoom.)

The discussion will be based on their newly published book, The Original Meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment: Its Letter and Spirit.
(A virtual lecture via Zoom.)

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