Stephen Wermiel, co-author of Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion
Event Details: 12:00 p.m., Feb. 3, Morrissey Hall Room 02
Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion, co-written by Stephen Wermiel and Seth Stern, is the definitive account of the life of the Supreme Court justice whose 34-year tenure helped shape the constitutional landscape and define the role of the Court for decades to come. The book is based in large measure on more than 60 hours of tape-recorded interviews with Justice Brennan conducted from 1986 to 1990 and on unprecedented access to Brennan's case files and correspondence.
Wermiel, a fellow in law and government and associate director of the Summer Institute on Law and Government at American University Washington College of Law, will discuss his interactions with Brennan, the insights he learned, and the perspective he gained about the workings of the Supreme Court.