Linda Greenhouse, member of the Harvard Board of Overseers and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law and Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence at Yale Law School, presented “A Very Short Introduction to the Supreme Court” at the Honan-Allston branch of the Boston Public Library on Tuesday, May 22nd as part of the John Harvard Book Celebration.
The John Harvard Book Celebration was developed as part of Harvard’s 375th anniversary and in celebration of its close ties to the Boston and Cambridge communities to bring some of Harvard’s most renowned thinkers to speak at neighborhood libraries. Greenhouse’s presentation was the sixteenth and final lecture of the series to close out a year-long celebration in honor of Harvard’s 375th anniversary.
The lecture was an abbreviated version of the content and information from Greenhouse’s most recent book: The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2012) and provided information on how the Supreme Court was formed, who the justices are, and behind the scenes insights into the court. Greenhouse connected the presentation to many of the current events, policies, and legislation facing the court and the U.S. today, including immigration legislation and the court’s review of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Read more about Greenhouse's presentation in the Harvard Gazette.