Humanities Event

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 7:00 PM
Mass Humanities and Harvard Book Store welcome award-winning journalist DAVID A. KAPLAN for a discussion of his latest book, "The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court's Assault on the Constitution." With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Court has never before been more central in American life. It is the nine justices who too often now decide the controversial issues of our time, from abortion and same-sex marriage, to gun control, campaign finance and voting rights. Kaplan presents a sweeping narrative of the justices' aggrandizement of power over the decades, from Roe v. Wade to Bush v. Gore to Citizens United, to rulings during the 2017-18 term. The arrogance of the Court isn't partisan: conservative and liberal justices alike are guilty of overreach.