Thursday, May 05, 2011

Author to Discuss Biography of Justice Brennan on May 12

The Friends of the Greensboro Public Library, in partnership with the Greensboro Jewish Federation, presents “A Look Inside the Supreme Court: The View from Justice Brennan’s Life.” The event is from 2 to 3 p.m. on May 12, 2011, at the Central Library, 219 N. Church St., Greensboro.
The featured speaker will be Stephen Wermiel, author of JUSTICE BRENNAN: LIBERAL CHAMPION, published in October by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  

From Mr. Wermiel’s website: JUSTICE BRENNAN: LIBERAL CHAMPION is the definitive account of the life of the justice whose 34-year-tenure helped shape the constitutional landscape and define the role of the Supreme Court for decades to come. The book is based in large measure on more than 60 hours of taperecorded interviews Justice Brennan did between 1986 and 1990 with co-author Stephen Wermiel and on unprecedented access to Brennan’s case files and correspondence. 

Wermiel, who wrote the book with Seth Stern, will discuss his interactions with Brennan, the insights he learned about Brennan the man and the justice, and the perspective he gained on the workings of the Supreme Court.