Saturday, November 7, 2009

Brandeis at the National Archives

The National Archives, in conjunction with the Freedom Forum’s First Amendment Center, will be hosting a panel, Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, the Law and the 21st Century, to be held at the Archives’s William G. McGowan Theater, 7th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., on Thursday, November 19, at 7 p.m.

According to the announcement:
As a Supreme Court justice (1916–1939), Louis D. Brandeis developed the modern jurisprudence of free speech and laid the basis for a constitutionally protected right to privacy. He helped draft the Federal Reserve Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, and the law establishing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Melvin Urofsky, author of Louis D. Brandeis: A Life, and a distinguished panel discuss Brandeis’s story and his continuing effect on American society. Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times, will moderate. Panelists include Jon Leibowitz, chairman of the FTC; Thomas L. Ambro, third circuit judge, U.S. Court of Appeals; and Maeva Marcus, director of the Graduate Institute for Constitutional History.
A book signing of Louis D. Brandeis: A Life will follow the program.