Society News:

  • In Memoriam: Ralph Lancaster
    The Society remembers Ralph Lancaster who passed on Tuesday, January 22nd. Ralph served as President of the Society from 2008 to 2011. After a short stint as President Emeritus, he was recalled to serve as Chairman in 2013, and was subsequently elected Chairman Emeritus in 2018. The full Memoriam can be found here

  • C-Span Air Dates for Silverman Lectures
    The 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 (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.

Upcoming Events:

  • All scheduled events for 2018 have concluded.
    Please check back here or watch your email for announcements regarding the 2019 lectures and events. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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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