Battle for the Marble Palace: Michael Bobelian with Alicia Bannon
Where: New York Public Library—Mid-Manhattan Library
476 Fifth Ave. (42nd St. Entrance)
212-340-0863 Price: Free
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The beginning of a long struggle for ideological control of the Supreme Court.
The highest court in the land has long been a tug of war between left and right. Back in 1969, President Lyndon Johnson appointed Abe Fortas to succeed Chief Justice Earl Warren. Instead of a routine confirmation that would help cement LBJ’s legacy, it ignited a war between liberals and conservatives eager to seize control of the judicial body. In Battle for the Marble Palace: Abe Fortas, Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and the Forging of the Modern Supreme Court Michael Bobelian provides a timely portrayal of the clash in this seminal moment in Court history, detailing the Machiavellian maneuvers to secure ideologically driven justices for a coming generation.
Michael Bobelian, former research scholar at The New York Public Library, a lawyer covering the Supreme Court , and a contributing writer for Forbes, will be joined in conversation with Alicia Bannon, the Managing Director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.Buy tickets/get more info now