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The Supreme Court Under Stress
October 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 11:50 pm
The nine individuals who sit as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have the ability to radically change society with a single decision. In consequence, it has attracted intense scrutiny and full-throated criticism. Linda Greenhouse has done a great deal to make the Supreme Court and its operations intelligible to the general public.
Linda Greenhouse is currently Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph M. Goldstein Lecturer in Law at the Yale University School of Law. She is also a journalist who, for nearly three decades, covered the United States Supreme Court for The New York Times and won a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting. Currently, she is President of the American Philosophical Society since 2017 and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Senate. She has also received the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism and the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 2006, she was a Radcliffe Institute Medal winner in 2006. She is author of Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life and the Spaces Between (The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in American Studies) Harvard University Press, 2017; The U. S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, 2102; Becoming Justice Blackmun: Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court Journey. New York: Times Books, 2005.
This event is presented by the Littleton-Franklin Lectures in Science and Humanities, the Provost's Office, and the John & Mary Franklin Foundation.