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“Nixon’s Court—and Ours”

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM

Think the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh was divisive? Laura Kalman provides some historic context with a look at the battles that ensued between 1965 and 1971 when Presidents Johnson and Nixon launched their ambitious efforts to control the Supreme Court—battles that forever changed the Court and still haunt today’s nomination and confirmation process.

The Speaker
Laura Kalman is Distinguished Professor of History at UCSB. She received her BA from Pomona, JD from UCLA, and PhD from Yale. She is the author of books about the history of the Supreme Court, legal education, the legal profession, and legal thought. Kalman, a past president of the American Society for Legal History, has taught at UCSB since 1982 and is a native Angeleno.


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