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9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program
When Chief Justice Earl Warren presided over the U.S. Supreme Court from 1953 to 1969, the country saw a radical expansion in civil liberties, including the desegregation of schools and the legalization of interracial marriage. Constitutional and legal expert Geoffrey R. Stone will discuss how the decisions reached by the Warren Court represented an execution of the most fundamental responsibilities of the judiciary as outlined in the Constitution and can serve as a model for progress today.
Geoffrey R. Stone is Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and the author of Democracy and Equality: The Enduring Constitutional Vision of the Warren Court. Nadine Strossen (moderator), John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School, served as president of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1991–2008 and is the author of Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024