I am very pleased to report that the Honorable Jon O. Newman, United States Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will deliver Chautauqua Institution’s 13th annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States, on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. in Chautauqua’s Hall of Philosophy.
Judge Newman is a giant of the U.S. judiciary. In 1971, President Nixon appointed Jon Newman to serve as a U.S. District Judge in the District of Connecticut. In 1979, President Carter elevated Judge Newman to the U.S. Court of Appeals, where he has served since then, including as Chief Judge from 1993-1997. At the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year, Judge Newman received for lifetime judicial achievement the very prestigious Devitt Award.
Judge Newman also had many accomplishments before his judicial career, including: graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School; a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve; law clerk to Judge George Washington of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren at the Supreme Court; aide to Abraham Ribicoff as Governor of Connecticut, Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare, and U.S. Senator; attorney in private practice in Hartford; and U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut.
Judge Newman’s lecture title will be, “The Supreme Court—Then and Now.”
Chautauqua Institution is a special venue of arts, education, and recreation in western New York State. Chautauqua was a very significant part of Robert H. Jackson’s life, his broad and self-directed education, his public speaking training and experiences, and his thinking. (For an earlier Jackson List post on Chautauqua Institution, click here.)
The Jackson Lecture at Chautauqua Institution is a leading annual consideration of the Supreme Court of the United States, on which Justice Robert H. Jackson served from 1941-1954, in the weeks following the completion of the Supreme Court’s annual Term. Chautauqua’s Jackson Lecturers have been:
- 2005: Geoffrey R. Stone, University of Chicago professor;
- 2006: Linda Greenhouse, New York Times writer and Yale Law School professor;
- 2007: Seth P. Waxman, WilmerHale partner and former Solicitor General of the United States;
- 2008: Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer at The New Yorker and CNN senior legal analyst;
- 2009: Paul D. Clement, Bancroft PLLC partner and former Solicitor General of the United States;
- 2010: Jeff Shesol, historian, communications strategist, and former White House speechwriter;
- 2011: Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate;
- 2012: Pamela Karlan, Stanford University professor;
- 2013: Charles Fried, Harvard University professor and former Solicitor General of the United States;
- 2014: Akhil Reed Amar, Yale University professor (click here for video);
- 2015: Laurence H. Tribe, Harvard University professor (click here for video); and
- 2016: Tracey L. Meares, Yale University professor (click here for video).
For further information on Judge Newman’s upcoming lecture, click here.
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Judge Newman’s Jackson Lecture will culminate, at Chautauqua Institution this summer, extensive, expert consideration of the U.S. Supreme Court.
During Chautauqua’s Week Five (July 24-28), the Amphitheater lecture theme will be “The Supreme Court: At a Tipping Point?” The 10:45 a.m. lecturers will be:
- July 24: Linda Greenhouse;
- July 25: Annette Gordon-Reed;
- July 26: Jeffrey Rosen;
- July 27: Akhil Reed Amar; and
- July 28: Theodore B. Olson.
The afternoon programs that week will feature the following lecturers, focusing on judicial lives and biography:
- July 24: Linda Greenhouse, on Chief Justice Warren E. Burger;
- July 25: Annette Gordon-Reed & Peter Onuf, on Chief Justice John Marshall;
- July 26: Jeffrey Rosen, on Justice Louis D. Brandeis; and
- July 28: John Q. Barrett, on Justice Robert H. Jackson & His Brethren.
For further information on all of this programming, to buy tickets, etc., please visit Chautauqua Institution’s website (click here).
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