April 21, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Central Time
ACS Chicago: "The Great Dissenter" with Peter S. Canellos
Join the ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter for a discussion with Peter S. Canellos, author of The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America's Judicial Hero.
The Great Dissenter captures a huge swath of history, from aristocratic pre-Civil War Kentucky, to Cincinnati at the height of the Underground Railroad, to the famed horse-racing grounds of Europe, to the velvet chambers of the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. It gives readers a front-row seat for some of the greatest legal battles of all time – as Americans fight for civil rights and economic justice in the Gilded Age. And it shows how one man’s willingness to stand up to his colleagues reverberated for a century until his dissenting views – not those of the court’s majority – became the law of the land