"Freedom of the Press In the Service of Democracy" a Talk with Dr. Paul Finkelman

Date & Time:
Monday, March 25, 2019 -
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location:
De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge, Hagerty Lounge, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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Description: 

"Freedom of the Press In the Service of Democracy: A Legal History"

Present by the Roy E. and Patricia Disney Forum and the Communication Department.

Dr. Paul Finkelman is the president of Gratz College. He is the author of more than 200 scholarly articles and the author or editor of more than fifty books.  His most recent book, Supreme Injustice:  Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court, was published by Harvard University Press in 2018. 
 
He has published in a wide variety of areas including American Jewish history, American legal history, constitutional law, and legal issues surrounding baseball.  His work has been cited in four decisions by the United States Supreme Court, numerous other courts, and in many appellate briefs.  He has lectured on slavery, human trafficking, and human rights issue at the United Nations, throughout the United States, and in more than a dozen other countries, including China, Germany, Israel, and Japan.  In 2014, he was ranked as the fifth most cited legal historian in American legal scholarship in Brian Leiter’s “Top Ten Law Faculty Scholarly Impact, 2009-2013.”  He was an expert witness in the famous Alabama Ten Commandments Monument Case (Glassroth v. Moore) and in the law suit over the ownership of Barry Bonds’ 73rd home run ball (Popov v. Hayashi).

Co-sponsored by the Cummins Institute, the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, Theology and Religious Studies, the Politics Department, and the English Department.

Contact: 

Questions Prof. Kathryn Koo (kkoo@stmarys-ca.edu)