Friday, March 6, 2015

Jeffrey Toobin to deliver 2015 Edward F. Prichard Lecture

Jeffrey Toobin
Author and journalist Jeffrey Toobin will deliver the 2015 Edward F. Prichard Lecture, sponsored by UK Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Center. He will speak on “The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.”

The Prichard Lecture will take place March 25, 3 to 5 p.m., in the UK Athletics Auditorium of William T. Young Library. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Toobin is a staff writer at  The New Yorker and the senior legal analyst for CNN. Previously he worked for ABC News, where his work received an Emmy Award. He is the author of profiles of Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, and Chief Justice John G. Roberts, as well as articles on nearly every major legal controversy and trial of the past two decades. 

Before joining The New Yorker, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Brooklyn and an associate counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh. His most recent book is The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.

The Prichard Lecture is made possible, in part, by an endowment created by the family of Edward F. Prichard, Jr.  Deirdre Scaggs and Tracy Campbell serve as co-directors of the Ford Center.

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