In celebration of Constitution Day (September 17), the Law Library will host Dahlia Lithwick of Slate Magazine as she presents the lecture, “Supreme Court Review: Election Year Issues and Highlights of the Last Term.” The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Monday, September 24th in the Mumford Room, which is on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20540.
This year marks the second time that Lithwick will speak at the Law Library’s celebratory event in honor of Constitution Day. Last year her talk explored the implications of the Supreme Court’s conflicts over free speech issues. This year’s lecture will analyze the Supreme Court’s most noteworthy decisions of the recent term, identify emerging trends, and take a look forward to next year’s term. The event is free and open to the public but seating is limited to venue space.
As senior editor and legal correspondent at Slate, Lithwick writes the “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns. Lithwick also writes a bi-weekly column for Newsweek. Additionally, her work has appeared in Harper’s, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and the Ottawa Citizen, among other media outlets. She was a regular guest on “The Al Franken Show” and has been a guest columnist for the op-ed page of The New York Times.
Lithwick appears frequently as a guest on National Public Radio’s newsmagazine “Day to Day,” to provide summaries and commentary on U.S. Supreme Court cases. In 2001, she received the Online News Association’s award for online commentary for a series she coauthored on torture, and she was the first online journalist invited to serve on the Steering Committee for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Lithwick is the co-author of Me v. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World, a legal humor book, and I Will Sing Life: Voices from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a book about seven children from a camp founded by Paul Newman for children with life-threatening illnesses.
The Law Library gratefully acknowledges the Friends of the Law Library of Congress for their support of this program.
Mark your calendars for this worthwhile event! For those of our readers who will not be able to make it to the event, we will have a member of the In Custodia Legis team attend on your behalf and blog about it afterwards. We will also live tweet the event via Twitter @LawLibCongress.
Update: The event video was added below.