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'The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice Roberts'

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'The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice Roberts'

Joan Biskupic, Barbara Perry

Thursday, April 25, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EDT)
Add to Calendar 2019-04-25 11:00:00 2019-04-25 12:15:00 'The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice Roberts' CNN legal analyst and Supreme Court biographer Joan Biskupic comes to the Miller Center for a discussion about her new book, The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice Roberts.  Chief Justice Roberts joined the Court in 2005, claiming he would act as a neutral umpire in deciding cases. His critics argue he has been anything but, pointing to his conservative victories on voting rights and campaign finance. Yet he broke from orthodoxy in his decision to preserve Obamacare. How are we to understand the motives of the most powerful judge in the land? This discussion will be moderated by Miller Center Supreme Court scholar Barbara Perry. The Miller Center 2201 Old Ivy Rd Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
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CNN legal analyst and Supreme Court biographer Joan Biskupic comes to the Miller Center for a discussion about her new book, The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice Roberts. 

Chief Justice Roberts joined the Court in 2005, claiming he would act as a neutral umpire in deciding cases. His critics argue he has been anything but, pointing to his conservative victories on voting rights and campaign finance. Yet he broke from orthodoxy in his decision to preserve Obamacare. How are we to understand the motives of the most powerful judge in the land?

This discussion will be moderated by Miller Center Supreme Court scholar Barbara Perry.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EDT)
Add to Calendar 2019-04-25 11:00:00 2019-04-25 12:15:00 'The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice Roberts' CNN legal analyst and Supreme Court biographer Joan Biskupic comes to the Miller Center for a discussion about her new book, The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice Roberts.  Chief Justice Roberts joined the Court in 2005, claiming he would act as a neutral umpire in deciding cases. His critics argue he has been anything but, pointing to his conservative victories on voting rights and campaign finance. Yet he broke from orthodoxy in his decision to preserve Obamacare. How are we to understand the motives of the most powerful judge in the land? This discussion will be moderated by Miller Center Supreme Court scholar Barbara Perry. The Miller Center 2201 Old Ivy Rd Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
Where
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Speakers
Joan Biskupic

Joan Biskupic

Biskupic is the author of the forthcoming The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice Roberts. She has covered the Supreme Court for 25 years and has written several books on the judiciary, including Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice (2014), American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (2009), and Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice (2005). A Supreme Court biographer, Biskupic is a CNN legal analyst and Chicago native. 

Barbara Perry

Barbara Perry

Perry is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the Miller Center, where she co-directs the Presidential Oral History Program. She has authored or edited 12 books on presidents, First Ladies, the Kennedy family, the Supreme Court, and civil rights and civil liberties. She served as a U.S. Supreme Court Fellow and, in 1994–95, received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award as the outstanding Supreme Court Fellow. In addition to providing research for Chief Justice William Rehnquist’s speeches, she briefed more than 3,000 visitors to the court from 70 different countries. From 1996 through 2008, she taught in the Supreme Court Summer Institute.