Virtual Lecture with Joan Biskupic

Joan Biskupic, The Chief:  The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts

Joan Biskupic has written a wide-ranging and insightful biography of Chief Justice John Roberts, drawing on her coverage of him over several years and more than 20 hours of in-person interviews. She discusses his family background, legal career, and his views on the roles of judges and approach to the Constitution.  She is currently a full-time CNN legal analyst; before CNN she was an editor-in-charge for Legal Affairs at Reuters and, previously, the Supreme Court correspondent for the Washington Post and for USA Today. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory journalism in 2015. In addition to her Roberts biography, Biskupic is the author of books on Justices O’Connor, Scalia, and Sotomayor.  She holds a law degree from Georgetown University and lives in Washington, D.C.

Part of the 2021 Lecture Series for John Jay Homestead, Seats of Power.

This series will be in webinar format on Zoom beginning promptly at 7:00pm.

Registration is free but required. A Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees the day before the lecture.

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  • January 14, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm