Dartmouth Events

Lecture: Impending "Block Busters" from the Supreme Court

An Analysis of the Momentous 2017-18 Session with David Bisno

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Free Food, Lectures & Seminars

The Supreme Court this autumn will face thorny, provocative, and controversial questions concerning the struggle between individual liberties, corporate freedom, and governmental power. With a new justice at the Court and a new president in the White House, Chief Justice John Roberts and his brethren will be making decisions which will affect all of our lives and those of our children and grandchildren.

David will help us understand how the Trump Administration is redefining the meaning of "Liberty" - the word appears three times in our country’s founding documents - and how the Court will treat the re-fashioning of regulations - “those wise restraints which make men free.”

David Bisno, M.D., a retired ophthalmologist with degrees from Harvard, Dartmouth and the Washington University School of Medicine, has been an enthusiastic discussion leader for ILEAD/[email protected], across our country and overseas on a myriad of topics for 24 years. He was the founder, 21 years ago, of the ILEAD Summer Lecture Series.

Having studied constitutional law at the Harvard Law School with Laurence Tribe, David is fortunate to be able to attend the annual autumn Supreme Court Preview Conference at the Law School of the College of William and Mary. It is from these deliberations in Williamsburg that he will have just returned when he meets with us to share the coming “block buster” cases.

Previous ILEAD/[email protected] attendees of David’s lectures have come to expect clear and understandable presentations for lay audiences of nuanced and complex issues. Discussion is expected to be relevant and lively.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.

For more information, contact:
Laura Belback

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