Monday, May 8, 2017

Program on Jewish SCOTUS Justices

May is Jewish American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who have helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society.

Last week the National Archives presented The Jewish Justices ofthe Supreme Court, from Brandeis to Kagan -- Their Lives and Legacies (now available online):
Author David Dalin speaks about the eight Jewish men and women who have served or who currently serve as justices of the Supreme Court, Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, and Elena Kagan. Topics include anti-Semitism, and themes such as the changing role of Jews within the American legal profession and the views and judicial opinions of each of the justices. Seth Waxman, former Solicitor General, joins Dr. Dalin in conversation.