Author’s Talk – John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Historian and columnist Richard Brookhiser discusses and signs copies of his biography of John Marshall, a Revolutionary War veteran whose career as chief justice of the Supreme Court transformed American law and politics. When Marshall became the fourth chief justice of the United States in 1801, the Supreme Court was the weakest branch of the federal government. After his thirty-four-year tenure on the bench, the judicial branch was an equal power in American government. Marshall’s influence over three decades of judicial rulings touched issues involving separation of powers, slavery, Native Americans and interstate commerce. In his new biography, Brookhiser explores the life and legacy of this powerful legal mind who paved the way for the modern importance of the Supreme Court.
Free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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