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Democratic Justice: Felix Frankfurter, the Supreme Court and the Making of the Liberal Establishment

A Book Talk with Professor Brad Snyder

Society Event: Democratic Justice: Felix Frankfurter, the Supreme Court and the Making of the Liberal Establishment — A Book Talk with Professor Brad Snyder

Join the Supreme Court Historical Society for an engaging and frank look at Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter with Professor Brad Snyder in honor of the publication of his long-awaited biography of the justice: Democratic Justice: Felix Frankfurter, the Supreme Court and the making of the Liberal Establishment.

Professor Snyder will be in conversation with Professor Laura Kalman of the University of California, Santa Barbara on October 17, 2022 at 7 pm (EDT).

Brad Snyder is Professor of Law and the Anne Fleming Research Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. He teaches constitutional law, constitutional history, and sports law. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Democratic Justice: Felix Frankfurter, the Supreme Court, and the Making of the Liberal Establishment. He is also the author of The House of Truth: A Washington Political Salon and the Foundations of American Liberalism (Oxford University Press, 2017). Prior to law teaching, Professor Snyder worked as an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP and wrote two critically acclaimed books about baseball including A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood’s Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports (Viking/Penguin, 2006). A graduate of Duke University and Yale Law School, he clerked for the Hon. Dorothy W. Nelson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a member of the Board of Editors for the Society’s Journal of Supreme Court History.

Laura Kalman is Distinguished Research Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, a member of the California Bar, and Past President of the American Society for Legal History. She is the author of The Long Reach of the Sixties: LBJ, Nixon, and the Making of the Contemporary Supreme Court; Right Star Rising: A New Politics, 1974-1980; Yale Law School and the Sixties: Revolt and Reverberations;The Strange Career of Legal Liberalism; Abe Fortas: A Biography; and Legal Realism at Yale, 1927-1960

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