Supreme Court Narratives: Law, History, and Journalism

Supreme Court Narratives: Law, History, and Journalism

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 at New York Law School

This symposium examined the U.S. Supreme Court with a particular focus on the relationship between U.S. Presidents and Chief Justices at critical times in American history. The event also celebrated the publication of FDR and Chief Justice Hughes: The President, the Supreme Court, and the Epic Battle Over the New Deal by award-winning author and Supreme Court historian James F. Simon. The panels were followed by a reception and book signing. This symposium was held in honor of Dean Emeritus James F. Simon as part of New York Law School’s 2012 Faculty/Student Presentation Day.

These themes reflect Professor Simon’s contributions to Supreme Court scholarship both as a journalist covering the Court for Time magazine and as a prolific author. His forthcoming book will be the latest in his series of books that have examined the relationship of a president and chief justice at a critical moment in history. Professor Simon’s other books include Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President’s War Powers, What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States, which Joseph J. Ellis called “a major contribution,” and The Center Holds: The Power Struggle Inside the Rehnquist Court. He has received numerous awards and honors, including The New York Times “Notable Book,” a Certificate of Merit and Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association, and a Scribes Book Award from the American Society of Writers.

Selected papers presented at the conference have been published in the New York Law School Law Review.  Click here to see the articles.

Selected papers presented at the conference have been published in the New York Law School Law Review.  To view articles from this issue, click here.