October 14, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Pacific Time
ACS Los Angeles: Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America with Dahlia Lithwick
The ACS Los Angeles Lawyer Chapter, Writers Bloc and the Beverly Hills Bar Association are excited to present legal analyst and Supreme Court scholar Dahlia Lithwick for a book talk saluting the legions of women lawyers across the country who stood up to injustice in The Trump years.
In her new book, Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America, Dahlia Lithwick, renown for her astute and nuanced writing about the Supreme Court, tells the stories of women who jumped into action to defy Trump's repressive orders, to fight back against Neo Nazis, and to work for voting rights.
This book is riveting: Consider Sally Yates, who was acting Attorney General, and her refusal to implement the Muslim travel ban. And Stacey Abrams' unforgettable, almost Sisyphean effort to protect voting rights in Georgia. Lithwick delivers so many heart-stopping accounts of these recent undertakings, things we must not forget in the daily cyclone of overwhelming news. In Lady Justice, Lithwick proves-- and celebrates--what social activism requires, and what it can accomplish. In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision that rescinded Roe v. Wade, Lady Justice calls out for involvement now.
Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate; Author, Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America