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The American Constitution: Its Reach and Limitations
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Samuel Alito, Philip C. Bobbitt, Akhil Reed Amar
Sat, November 19th, 2016 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am
(Members $38)

Note: This event is sold out



9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

On the morning following the Friday, November 18 screening of Inherit the Wind—a fictional dramatization of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial in which a man is accused of illegally teaching evolution in a high school science class—three authorities discuss the reach and limitations of major constitutional principles including freedom of speech, separation of church and state, and individual liberties.

Samuel Alito was nominated as an Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, by President George W. Bush and took his seat on January 31, 2006. Philip C. Bobbitt is Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia University and director of the Center on National Security at Columbia Law School. Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


This program has reached capacity. There will be a standby line the morning of the program. One hour before the program begins, we will begin handing out standby numbers with members receiving priority. Shortly before the program begins, we would begin selling tickets if we are able to do so. Standby does not guarantee admission.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. No exchanges are permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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