Supreme Court: Priests or Devils?

2/11/2013 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

Marjorie Heins, author of Priests of our Democracy, and Professor Stephen Gottlieb, author of the forthcoming Unfit for Democracy, will present their views of the U.S. Supreme Court at Albany Law School on Feb. 26, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the West Wing Classroom (W212).

Heins’ book, Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge, covers the battles over academic freedom that played out across college campuses and in the courts in the early 1950s. An activist, lawyer and journalist, Heins founded and directed the ACLU’s Arts Censorship Project, as well as the Free Expression Policy Project.

A book-signing reception with Marjorie Heins will follow the presentations.

Professor Gottlieb’s forthcoming book, Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics, examines how the Roberts Court has failed to protect democratic government. He is the Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School.

This event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by Albany Law School, the Albany Chapter of United University Professionals, the Capital District Progressive Faculty Caucus, Albany Law Young Democrats, the Asian & Pacific American Law Students Association and the Black Law Students Association. For more information, call 518-445-3210.