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League of Women Voters Speaker Event, Jed Shugerman

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

Jed Shugerman

Join members of the League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) as we host a community discussion led by a constitutional law professor, Jed Shugerman.  We will be talking about our constitution and how it is holding up;  is our constitution still working the way it was intended? is there still a balance of powers among the three branches of government? is the Supreme Court still an independent branch of government or should structural changes be made? what about the independence of the Fed, the Attorney General and the Department of Justice?  are we near a constitutional crisis?

Jed Shugerman, a Newton resident and former Bowen PTO co-chair, is a law professor and legal historian at Fordham University in New York. He teaches torts, administrative law, and constitutional history.

Jed is the author of The People’s Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America (2012), on the evolution of judicial elections and politics in America. He is working on a new book, The Rise of the Prosecutor Politicians, on the history of American prosecutors and mass incarceration.  His articles often appear in law reviews and major national newspapers such as The New York TimesThe Washington PostSlate, and The Atlantic.  He appears on MSNBC, CNN and CBC to discuss legal issues, and he writes about law and politics at shugerblog.com and on Twitter @jedshug.

A question and answer session and open discussion will follow after Mr. Shugerman’s presentation.

RSVPs to info@lwvnewton.org are appreciated!

Details

Date:
September 15
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Venue

Kendrick-Durand House and Grounds
286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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Phone:
617-641-9142
Website:
http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/historic/visit/durant_kenrick_house_and_grounds/