The Erwin Griswold Prize Committee has awarded the Prize to Kevin McMahon for his volume on the Nixon Court.The Prize Lecture will be held on April 30, 2015 at the Supreme Court. You may click here to purchase tickets
The 2015 Leon Silverman lecture series will focus on the Supreme Court and Reconstruction. The next lecture will be held May 13th and will feature Professor Pamela Brandwein, the subject is The Forgotten History of the Reconstruction Amendments, Registration is now open online.
The Supreme Court Historical Society is pleased to cosponsor a special program in honor of the 225th Anniversary of the Court of the Southern District of New York (SDNY), the first federal court to commence operation in 1789.
The Society will hold the 40th Annual Meeting and Dinner on June 1, 2015. On this occasion the Society will commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. In celebration of this important event in history Brenda Hale, Baroness of Richmond and Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, will deliver the Annual Lecture. Her lecture will focus on the shared legal heritage drawn from the Magna Carta of the United States and the United Kingdom. Please check here for an updated list of events and offerings for our members.
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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