The Supreme Court
Hitting Member Mailboxes Soon
This tale by Carter G. Phillips, the Society’s Treasurer, is a delightful read during this cold and snowy week. On January 8, 1996 he had an oral argument at the Court at 10 am but his house in McLean, VA, was completely snowed in. Luckily, two of his neighbors needed to be on the bench that day and he was able to hitch a ride. Click here to read the full story.
Thursday April 22, 2021
7:00 – 8:30 PM
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Hosted by the Georgetown Center for the Constitution and cosponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society.
Together with the Supreme Court Historical Society, the Center sponsors the annual Salmon P. Chase Distinguished Lecture and Faculty Colloquium to commemorate important anniversaries and neglected figures in our constitutional history. On Thursday evening April 22nd, 2021, Professor Martha Jones of Johns Hopkins University will be delivering the Seventh Annual Salmon P. Chase Distinguished Lecture commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment. The event will be held virtually. Our previous Chase lecturers have included James Oakes, Eric Foner, Colleen Sheehan, William Ewald, Charles McCurdy, and Sandy Levinson.
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