Are Supreme Court Decisions the Law of the Land?

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David A. Strauss, Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law and faculty director of the Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic, University of Chicago delivered the 117th John A. Sibley Endowed Lecture: “Are Supreme Court Decisions the Law of the Land?”. The event took place on April 12, 2019 at 12 noon in Hirsch Hall's Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom.

Strauss is a highly regarded constitutional law scholar whose many publications include “The Living Constitution” (Oxford University Press, 2010). A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the board of directors of the American Constitution Society, Strauss previously served as attorney-adviser in the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General, and special counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

This lecture was one of thirteen in UGA's Signature Lecture Series for the 2018-2019 academic year. The series brought notable scholars and national leaders in politics, business, higher education and several other fields to the University of Georgia. Signature Lectures denote campus talks by speakers with broad, multidisciplinary appeal and compelling bodies of work. Many of the lectures are supported by endowments, while others honor notable figures and milestones in the university’s history. UGA Today additionally promoted this lecture.

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