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The Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan
  • Date: Thursday, May 04, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

Author David Dalin will speak about the eight Jewish men and women who have served as justices of the Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, and Elena Kagan. Topics include anti-Semitism, the changing role of Jews within the American legal profession, and the justices’ views and judicial opinions. Former Solicitor General Seth Waxman will join the conversation.

A book signing will follow the program. Purchase this book on the day of the event from the National Archives Store and receive a 15% discount (members get 20% off).

This event is presented by the National Archives in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington and the Supreme Court Historical Society.

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.

Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202.357.5000 in advance.