Author Dalin discusses ‘Jewish Justices’ in Book Series event

Posted on: December 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Local attorney and author Alan Turk interviews David G. Dalin on the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jews who have served as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Their discussion takes place on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt University, 2501 West End Avenue. It’s part of the Gordon JCC’s Jewish Book Series.

Dalin’s 2017 book, “Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan,” examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jewish justices: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Elena Kagan. Ginsburg, Breyer and Kagan serve on the current Supreme Court.

Turk and Dalin will explore the relationship that these Jewish justices have had with the presidents who appointed them. They’ll also explore the anti-Semitism some justices encountered in their ascent within the legal profession before their appointment, as well as the role that anti-Semitism played in the attendant political debates and Senate confirmation battles.

The Jewish Book Series runs through April and covers topics including cooking, business, sports, Jewish identity, family, current events, and politics. Unlike traditional book festivals, our series runs over a longer timeframe, so you have a chance to do and see more!

Tickets are on sale at nashvillejcc.org/book. •