Friday, August 30, 2019

The 2019 Silverman Lectures: Dissenting at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Historical Society has announced its Leon Silverman Lecture Series for 2019, Dissenting at the Supreme Court–New Perspectives.  On October 7, Mark R. Killenbeck, the Wylie H. Davis Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law, will present “The Dissent as Concurrence–From Fletcher to Whitney."  On October 24, Justin Driver, Professor of Law, Yale Law School, will present "Dissents From Outside the Judiciary–The Southern Manifesto as a Dissent to the Brown.”  On November 6, Pamela Brandwein, Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan, will present “Prescient Dissents–Justice Bradley and the Slaughter-House Cases.”  On November 20, Charles Cooper, founding member and chairman of Cooper & Kirk and a former law clerk to then-Justice Rehnquist, will present “The Lone Dissenter–Associate Justice William Rehnquist.”  Lectures are at 6pm in the Supreme Court Chamber at the Supreme Court of the United States, One First Street, NE, Washington, DC, with a light reception to follow.  More information here.

--Dan Ernst