Join the Supreme Court Historical Society in a Law Day Lecture on Chief Justice William Howard Taft and the Judicial Conference-A Centennial Retrospective.
Professor Jonathan Lurie, Professor Emeritus of History at Rutgers University-Newark, will be speaking. One of the premier historians of U.S. legal history, Professor Lurie is the author of several books on Chief Justice Taft. His publications include:
- The Chicago Board of Trade, 1858-1905: The Dynamics of Self Regulation, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1979.) Recipient of the 1980 Genevieve Herfurth award from the University of Wisconsin “for outstanding research in social sciences.”
- Law and the Nation, 1865-1912, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983), reprinted 1985.
- Arming Military Justice–Origins of the United States Court of Military Appeals, 1775-1950. Volume I of the Official History of this Court, (Princeton: Princeton University Press, l992).
- Pursuing Military Justice–History of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1950-1980, Volume II of the official History of this Court, (Princeton University Press 1998).
- With Ronald Labbe, The Slaughterhouse Cases: Regulation, Reconstruction and the Fourteenth Amendment, (University Press of Kansas, 2003.) Received the Scribes award in 1994 for the best law book written in 1993.
- The Chase Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy, (ABC Clio, 2004).
- William Howard Taft: The Travails of a “Progressive Conservative,” (Cambridge University Press, 2012).