August 04, 2017

Jewish scholar, prominent religious liberties lawyer to discuss Jewish justices of high court

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2017 — David Dalin, scholar of Jewish history, and Nathan Lewin, prominent attorney who has argued 28 times before the U.S. Supreme Court, will discuss “Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan” on Thursday, Aug. 10 in New York City in conjunction with the American Bar Association Annual Meeting.

What:              
“Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan”

When:             
Thursday, Aug. 10. Breakfast reception 9:30; program 10-11 a.m.

Where:            
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York City

Dalin, an ordained rabbi and widely published scholar of American Jewish history, is the author of the recently published, highly acclaimed book, “Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan.” Published in April by Brandeis University Press, the book is the first history of the eight Jewish men and women who have served or who currently serve as justices on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lewin has engaged in trial and appellate litigation in federal and state courts for 55 years. As an assistant to the solicitor general, he argued 12 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and another 16 in private practice, for a total of 28 arguments. His Supreme Court cases have included landmark constitutional Jewish-interest religion cases, as well as criminal and commercial lawsuits. 

The event will include an announcement of the scheduled spring 2018 release of the English version of “Anwalt ohne Recht,” a historical look at the degradation and removal of Jewish lawyers and jurists in Berlin under the Third Reich. The book translation and publication is a cooperative effort of the German Federal Bar and the ABA through Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich, a project of the ABA Center for Human Rights. The English version of “Anwalt ohne Recht” is supported by the Anne and Ronald Abramson Family Foundation.

MEDIA: If you want to cover this event, please contact Bill Choyke at 202-662-1864 or Bill.Choyke@americanbar.org by noon, Tuesday, Aug. 8.

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