Author of New Biography of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to Speak on October 19
October 11, 2010 –John Paul Stevens, who retired in June as the second longest serving U.S. Supreme Court justice of the modern era, was a Republican appointee who over the years became the principal counterweight to the Court’s conservative majority.
On Tuesday, October 19, 2010, Rutgers School of Law–Newark will present a “brown bag” lunch colloquium with journalist Bill Barnhart, co-author of the new biography John Paul Stevens: An Independent Life. The book has been described by Pulitzer Prize- winning columnist and author Anthony Lewis as “an intriguing look at a judge little known to the public but crucial to our constitutional structure.”
In his presentation, Barnhart will discuss:
— The Supreme Court without Justice Stevens on the bench, comparing the retired Stevens with Justice Elena Kagan in style and politics as well as in votes, and
— Some of Justice Stevens’ best-known opinions, including Bush v. Gore and Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, and personal history that define his independence.
|What:||“Brown Bag” Lunch Colloquium|
|Who:||Bill Barnhart, co-author of John Paul Stevens: An Independent Life (Northern Illinois University Press, 2010)|
|When:||12:30 – 1:30 pm, Tuesday, October 19, 2010|
|Where:||Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers School of Law–Newark|