Open Book / Open Mind Event: Floyd Abrams debuts his new book The Soul of the First Amendment and will be in conversation with Vincent Blasi about free speech and constitutional law in 2017.
Floyd Abrams, Senior Counsel in Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP’s litigation practice group, has a national trial and appellate practice and extensive experience in high-visibility matters, often involving First Amendment, securities litigation, intellectual property, public policy and regulatory issues. He has argued frequently in the Supreme Court in cases raising issues as diverse as the scope of the First Amendment, the interpretation of ERISA, the nature of broadcast regulation, the impact of copyright law and the continuing viability of the Miranda rule. Most recently, Floyd prevailed in his argument before the Supreme Court on behalf of Senator Mitch McConnell as amicus curiae, defending the rights of corporations and unions to speak publicly about politics and elections in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
Vincent Blasi is the Corliss Lamont Professor of Civil Liberties at Columbia Law School. He joined the Law School’s faculty in 1983. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford Law School, the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and The William and Mary Law School. Since 1998, he has served as the Massee Professor of Law at the University of Virginia Law School.
Admission: The event is free, thanks in part to a sponsorship by Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera, Sodono Law Firm, and the generous support of Series sponsors Susan and Thomas Dunn, The Montclair Foundation, and Investors Foundation. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL BUT STANDBY TICKETS WILL BE RELEASED AT 3:50 IN THE CAFE AREA OUTSIDE THE AUDITORIUM.…
Please note that REGISTRATION IS FULL for the Maureen Dowd event. Registrants should arrive by 3:45 to be seated in the Buzz Aldrin auditorium. Unclaimed seats will be available at 3:50PM on a first-come, first-served basis to those in the queue at the Buzz Aldrin Bellevue Avenue front door.
REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL for the Floyd Abrams event. Unclaimed seats will be released to those in the standby queue in the Library cafe area at 3:50PM.
You may register for the other events at this link: montclairlibrary.org/openbook…
Pulitzer prize-winning columnist and author Maureen Dowd will discuss her latest book The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics and current political events with Andrew Rosenthal an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times June 2016 and previous Editorial Page editor.
Maureen Dowd details a perilous and shocking 2016 campaign season in The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics and traces the psychologies and pathologies in one of the nastiest and most significant battles of the sexes ever. Trapped between two candidates with the highest recorded unfavorables, the coverage features Dowd’s trademark cocktail of wry humor and acerbic analysis in dispatches from the political madhouse.
Admission: The event is free, thanks in large part to the generous support of Susan and Thomas Dunn, The Montclair Foundation, and Investors Foundation. Please note that this event takes place at the Buzz Aldrin Middle School Auditorium. ALL RESERVED SEATS ARE TAKEN. ALL THOSE ON THE RESERVED SEAT LIST SHOULD ARRIVE BY 3:45PM. THE STAND-BY LINE WILL FORM AT THE ENTRANCE. ANY UNCLAIMED TICKETS WILL BE RELEASED AT 3:50PM.
Ms. Dowd’s books will be available for signing and purchase at the event. You can borrow the hardcover edition of Voting Dangerously at Montclair Public Library or you may pre-order and purchase the paperback at Watchung Booksellers in person or at http://www.watchungbooksellers.com/book/9781455539253…