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Repeal Day 2023 Virtual Happy Hour

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Celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Repeal of the 18th Amendment with the Supreme Court Historical Society

Join the Supreme Court Historical Society in commemorating the only time an amendment to the Constitution of the United States has been repealed.

Nancy Maveety, author of Glass and Gavel, will join the Society over Zoom to discuss the Supreme Court’s Prohibition jurisprudence, the repeal of the 18th Amendment, and a few of the past Justices’ favorite cocktails and mocktails.

Nancy Maveety is a Professor of Political Science at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she teaches courses in constitutional law, judicial decision-making, and her latest special topics class “Booze, Drugs and the Courts.” She is the author of Glass and Gavel: the U.S. Supreme Court and Alcohol (2019), as well as many scholarly works on the U.S. Supreme Court and American judicial politics, most recently Picking Judges (2016), a study of federal judicial selection politics styled as a presidential briefing book. She also wrote an academic satire novel set in the Crescent City, The Stagnant Pool: Scholars Below Sea Level (2000). Nancy is an amateur cocktail enthusiast and has regularly attended New Orleans’ annual Tales of the Cocktail meeting since its inception over a decade ago. She supplements her collection and study of interesting and unusual liquors and wines with regular international travel, such as to Barcelona to participate in the vermut-drinking culture of Catalunya. She is also a board member of the New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council, a non-profit organization that helps to facilitate the hospitality and exchange of international visitors to the city. Nancy has been a Fulbright Scholar twice, first to Estonia, and more recently to China (PRC).

Registrants will receive a cocktail and mocktail recipe so they can sip along during the discussion.