John Marshall Book Tour

Join National Review Institute for:

John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court

with Richard Brookhiser

From abortion to gun rights and campaign finance, our lives today are directly affected by the decisions made by the United States Supreme Court. The heated battle over the Kavanaugh confirmation only underscores how much power the court wields, and how deeply entwined it is in partisan politics. But the Supreme Court didn’t always have such sway. Join us for an evening in a city near you with celebrated biographer and NRI fellow Richard Brookhiser as he traces John Marshall’s career through landmark decisions and explains how he transformed the Supreme Court into a central pillar of American life.


Events

POSTPONED Monday, May 6 | Milwaukee, WI: NRI Fellow Richard Brookhiser John Marshall: The Man who Made the Supreme Court Book Tour Co-hosted by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty and Milwaukee Federalist Society.

POSTPONED Tuesday, May 7 | Chicago, IL: NRI Fellow Richard Brookhiser John Marshall: The Man who Made the Supreme Court Book Tour Co-hosted by the Chicago Federalist Society. 

Wednesday, May 22 | Baltimore, MD: NRI Fellow Richard Brookhiser John Marshall: The Man who Made the Supreme Court Book Tour Co-hosted by the Baltimore Federalist Society. Lunch included Please RSVP to Brian Fish at asabrianfish@earthlink.net

Past Events

November 27 | New York, NY: National Review Institute and the Manhattan Institute hosted a book launch event for Richard Brookhiser’s new book John Marshall: The Man who Made the Supreme Court. View on C-SPAN Here

November 29 | McLean, VA: Co-hosed with the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public 

March 5 | Wilmington, DE: Co-hosted with the Delaware Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society

March 12 | Los Angeles, CA: Co-hosted with the Los Angeles Federalist Society Lawyers’ Chapter and the Libertarian Law Council

March 13 | Orange County, CA: Co-hosted with the Orange County Federalist Society

March 14 | San Diego, CA: Co-hosted with the San Diego Federalist Society Lawyers’ Chapter and the University of San Diego Federalist Society Student Chapter

 April 16 | Indianapolis, IN: Co-hosted by the Sagamore Institute and the Indianapolis Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society

April 22 | Houston, TX: NRI Fellow Richard Brookhiser John Marshall: The Man who Made the Supreme Court Book Tour Co-hosted by the Federalist Society Houston Lawyers Chapter

 


ABOUT THE BOOK
In 1801, a genial and brilliant Revolutionary War veteran and politician became the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. He would hold the post for 34 years (still a record), expounding the Constitution he loved. Before he joined the Court, it was the weakling of the federal government, lacking in dignity and clout. After he died, it could never be ignored again. Through three decades of dramatic cases involving businessmen, scoundrels, Native Americans, and slaves, Marshall defended the federal government against unruly states, established the Supreme Court’s right to rebuke Congress or the president, and unleashed the power of American commerce. For better and for worse, he made the Supreme Court a pillar of American life. In John Marshall, award-winning biographer Richard Brookhiser vividly chronicles America’s greatest judge and the world he made.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review, a senior fellow at National Review Institute, a columnist for American History, and the author of over a dozen books, including Founding Father: Rediscovering George WashingtonFounders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln, and Alexander Hamilton, American. He received an honorary doctorate from Washington College in 2005 and a National Humanities Medal in 2008. He lives with his wife and fellow author Jeanne Safer in New York City.