Join us on April 29th at 4 pm, Eastern Daylight time. for a Virtual Lecture with Brad Snyder on Baseball and the Supreme Court. This event is free to members and $25.00 for non-members.
The link to the lecture will be sent to you on the day of the lecture.

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The 2021 Major League Baseball season opens on April 1st. Take a look back at some of the Court’s biggest baseball fans.

Supreme Court and Baseball

Read more about the Court’s most famous baseball case in Brad Snyder’s A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood’s Fight For Free Agency in Professional Sports.
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Join us on Friday, April 16, 2021 for a Virtual Lecture with Brad Snyder on Baseball and the Supreme Court. This event is free to members and $25.00 for non-members.
The link to the lecture will be sent to you on the day of the lecture.

The Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on baseball and anti-trust law began in 1922 with a unanimous ruling in Federal Baseball Club v. National League that holds to this day.  But the Court’s relationship with baseball isn’t just through its cases.  The men and women who have served on the Court included committed baseball fans. Click here to read the full story.

We are pleased to announce that C-Span will be airing the SCHS’s joint program with the ACTL  “Plessy v. Ferguson and the Evolution of Test Cases”  this week.  The first showing was Sunday 3/28 on American History TV on C-Span-3 at 6 am EST; other airings will continue throughout the week. Join journalist Steve Luxenberg and distinguished oral advocates Carter Phillips and Seth Waxman for a fascinating look at the origin of Test Cases and how they are brought to the Supreme Court  by the Solicitor General and  by appellate lawyers. For more information:

Thursday April 22, 2021
7:00 – 8:30 PM

To register, please fill out the following form.

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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Society members represent 9 countries, over 85 US Courts, 75 Colleges and Universities plus a broad array of attorneys, scholars, students, and individuals. Society Members receive invitations to all of our events which include both live and digital presentations, reenactments of landmark cases, the Journal of Supreme Court History, the Quarterly newsletter and dinners and reception hosted by the Justices. Members have access to the Society’s Headquarters in Washington D.C. which houses one of the finest and most rare collections of Justice’s writings and historic texts related to the Court. We invite you to consider a membership today.

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Society members receive the Journal of Supreme Court History, published three times per year via mail. Members also have exclusive online access to the most current Journals through our partnership with Wiley – our publisher. Older copies of the Journal are available for public access in the Society’s Digital Library. The Quarterly, the Society’s newsletter is available in the Society’s online library as well.

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