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Richard H. Fallon Jr. at the Jesup Memorial Library

Submitted by Marion Fearing on Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:09pm

Please join us at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor on Tuesday, July 16th at 7PM to hear Harbard Law professor Richard H. Fallon Jr. give a talk inspired by his newest book "Law and Legitimacy in the Supreme Court." Fallon will discuss what is "law" in the Supreme Court and what do people mean when they talk about "legitimacy" in the court. He will also talk about the practical implications, so far, of having had Brett Kavanaugh replace Anthony Kennedy on the Court. He will also speak about some of the court's biggest decisions of the year -- involving gerrymandering and the census. This is sure to be a fascinating and important talk!

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Richard H. Fallon, Jr., joined the Harvard Law School faculty as an assistant professor in 1982, was promoted to full professor in 1987, and is currently the Ralph S. Tyler, Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law. Fallon is a graduate of Yale University (History, 1975) and Yale Law School (1980). He also earned a B.A. degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University (1977), which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. Before entering teaching, Fallon served as a law clerk to Judge J. Skelly Wright and to Justice Lewis F. Powell of the United States Supreme Court. Fallon is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Law Institute. He is a two-time winner of Harvard Law School’s Sacks-Freund Award (2001 and 2006), which is voted annually by the School’s graduating class to honor excellence in teaching.

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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ISBN: 9780674975811
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Published: Belknap Press - February 19th, 2018