The Roberts Court and the Constitution
Laurence H. Tribe
Laurence Tribe has taught two generations of America’s most noteworthy constitutional lawyers. Some went on to become judges and justices, one to become Chief Justice, and one President of the United States. Tribe has argued dozens of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including the first argument in Bush v. Gore. His knowledge of the Court and the machinations that go into its rulings is unparalleled.
From Citizens United to its momentous rulings regarding Obamacare and gay marriage, this Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has proven itself willing, even eager to affect American life. Yet the Court remains a mysterious institution, and the motivations of the nine men and women who serve for life are often obscure. In this rare live appearance, Laurence Tribe speaks, and answers your questions, about the surprising extent to which the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution.
Political gridlock, cultural change, and technological progress mean that this Court’s decisions on key topics—
- free speech,
- voting rights,
- gun rights,
- health care, and
- presidential power
—could be uniquely durable. Acutely aware of their opportunity, the justices are rewriting critical aspects of constitutional law and redrawing the ground rules of American government. Tribe digs deeply into the Court’s recent rulings, stepping beyond tired debates over judicial “activism” to draw out hidden meanings and silent battles. The undercurrents he reveals suggest a strikingly different vision for the future of our country, one that is sure to be hotly debated.
You will be in on that debate. Your professional and personal life will be directly impacted by how it is resolved. And you will be a more effective and knowledgeable participant in legal battles and political discussions by taking part in this conversation. In this illuminating talk, Tribe travels well beyond the interesting. What he has to say is vitally important.
Every registrant will receive a copy of Professor Tribe and Joshua Matz’s new, 352 page hardcover book, Uncertain Justice. Additional discounted copies may also be pre-ordered with your registration
Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals and The Bully Pulpit
… a brilliantly layered account of the Roberts Court. … a joy to read from start to finish … an irresistible narrative that will delight the general public as well as journalists and scholars.
Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Oath & The Nine
… a brilliantly insightful and engaging account of the Roberts Court …
… an indispensable guide to the Court’s recent history, and … to its future.
Theodore B. Olson, US Solicitor General for President G.W. Bush
… a fascinating, penetrating, and highly readable analysis of the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence.
Kathleen M. Sullivan, former Dean, Stanford Law School
… this magnificent book will illuminate and expand your understanding of our constitutional landscape.
Ron Klain, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Joe Biden
For both lawyers and laypeople, this unique book provides an invaluable perspective on the often confusing swirl around the most divisive issues of our time.
Scott Turow, author of One L, Presumed Innocent, and Identical
… must reading for anyone interested in the current unannounced agenda of the Supreme Court. Lucidly written and impeccably reasoned…
Geoffrey Stone, former Dean, University of Chicago Law School
… a page-turning and accessible analysis of the Roberts Court and its individual justices …
John Jay Osborn, Jr., author of The Paper Chase
… the best explanation we have about how this Court has reached its most important decisions. Tribe … is a national treasure.
An extremely limited number of Fall 2014 engagements are available!
If you are not convinced that your understanding of the course topic has
improved after completion of any P.E.G.® seminar, we will refund your course tuition.