Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: Dissent and the Supreme Court

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 6:30 pm

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

Featuring: Melvin I. Urofsky, Dahlia Lithwick (moderator)

Details: In the Supreme Court’s 226-year history, dissents have played a major role in positing alternative interpretations of judicial decisions—a crucial procedure for a system in which the majority rule does not inevitably remain the right one. Through the exploration of great dissents, author and historian Melvin I. Urofsky reveals the necessity of constitutional dialogue to help reinvent and reinvigorate our democratic society.

Melvin I. Urofsky, author of Dissent and the Supreme Court: Its Role in the Court’s History and the Nation’s Constitutional Dialogue, is a professor emeritus of history at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dahlia Lithwick (moderator) is a senior editor and legal correspondent for Slate.

Cost: $38 (members $24)

Phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, 9 am–5 pm daily.

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