[act-ma] (Wed, 9/17) Laurence Tribe Discusses the Roberts Court and the Constitution at Cambridge Forum

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                                         September 9, 2014


On Wednesday, September 17, 2014  at 7:00 p.m. Cambridge Forum kicks  
off its 48th season by examining “The Health of Democracy.” For the  
nation’s 227th Constitution Day Laurence Tribe, one of the nation’s  
pre-eminent scholars of Constitutional Law at Harvard University,  
discusses his newest book Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the  
Constitution with Randall Kennedy.   Is the Roberts Court really the  
“least dangerous” branch of our federal government, as Alexander  
Hamilton opined in Federalist Paper No. 78?   Tribe argues that this  
Supreme Court is shaking the foundation of the nation’s laws and  
reinterpreting the meaning of the Constitution.

Laurence Tribe is Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of  
Constitutional Law at Harvard University. In addition to teaching  
Constitutional Law for more than 40 years, he has helped write the  
constitutions of South Africa, the Czech Republic, and the Marshall  
Islands; has argued dozens of cases in the U.S. Supreme Court,  
including the first argument in Bush v. Gore; and was appointed in  
2010 by President Obama and Attorney General Holder to serve as the  
first Senior Counselor for Access to Justice. Professor Tribe has  
written 115 books and articles, including American Constitutional Law,  
the most frequently cited treatise on the U.S. Constitution. His  
current book Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution  
examines the implications of recent controversial Supreme Court  

Randall Kennedy is Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law  
School. His areas of interest include contracts; civil rights and  
civil liberties; race and the law; and the U.S. Supreme Court.  He is  
the author of 6 books and numerous articles about the law, including   
Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama  
Presidency.  His most recent book is For Discrimination: Race,  
Affirmative Action, and the Law.

This program is co-sponsored by Mullane, Michel & McInnes, Counselors  
at Law in Harvard Square.

The program is free and open to the public.  It takes place at the  
First Parish in Cambridge, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard  
Square.  Cambridge Forum is recorded and edited for public radio  
broadcast. Edited podcasts are available at www.cambridgeforum.org.   
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