- The 2014 Leon Silverman Lecture series focuses on the Supreme Court and the Civil War in a 4-part series. Please Click here for event information Professor Timothy Huebner, who is lecturing tonight at the Supreme Court on Chief Justice Roger B. Taney and the Civil War, wrote a fascinating piece on Taney's published in the New York Times today. Click here to read it...
- The Second Supreme Court Historical Society New York Gala Honoring Katherine L. Adams of Honeywell and Ivan K. Fong of 3M will be held Tuesday October 28th. Invitations have been mailed to all active members.Click here for more information.
- M’Culloch V. Maryland(1819) has been characterized as perhaps “the most important case in the history of the Supreme Court,” with one study rating it as the Court’s single most influential opinion. The reenactment was held Thursday October 9th. Please join us for our next event, the Leon Silverman Lecture Series as we close out the 2014 calendar year.
Please check here for an updated list of events and offerings for our members. The Society endevours to continually offer lectures, educational outreach and provide a unique experience to all that attend our programs. Throughout the year we offer Reenactments of landmark cases, lectures on historic judgements and analysis of the decisions. We partner with a number of organizations to help sponsor and bring these events to life. As always our membership support is the primary reason we are able to continue to offer these features.
The Society's headquarters is located at Opperman House, 224 East Capitol Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20003. Opperman House has two important resources: The Goldman Library and the Membership Lounge. The Goldman Library has a conference table suitable for small meetings and luncheons. The books housed therein have been collected through the efforts of Professor James B. O'Hara, a Trustee of the Society, and comprise an outstanding collection of judicial biographies, Justices' writings, and histories of the Court.
Contributions to the society may take many forms including direct financial support, grants, in-kind gifts, and bequests. Donors may designate the purpose for which a gift must be spent. Gifts to assist the Society meet its general operating budget are always needed. In addition, the Society works closely with the Supreme Court to acquire and maintain art, antiques, artifacts, and memorabilia documenting the history of the Court for display in the public and private areas of the building. You may click the link here to be taken to our giftshop where you may make an online donation to the Society. You may also call the Society at 202.543.0400 for more information
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