Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan

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Join us as we welcome Dr. David Dalin, author of “Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court.” This riveting book examines the lives, legal careers and legacies of the eight Jews who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Elena Kagan.

In his book, Dr. Dalin discusses the relationship these Jewish justices have had with the presidents who appointed them, investigates the anti-Semitism some of the justices encountered in their ascent within the legal profession, as well as the role anti-Semitism played in the attendant political debates and Senate confirmation battles. He also touches on the changing role of Jews within the American legal profession and the views and judicial opinions of each of the justices on freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the death penalty, the right to privacy, gender equality and the rights of criminal defendants, among other issues.

Dr. Dalin, senior research fellow at Brandeis University, is an ordained rabbi and widely published scholar of American Jewish history.

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