CNN Commentator and Author Jeffrey Toobin to Speak at LSU Law Center

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Jeffrey Toobin, CNN legal analyst and author, will discuss the inner workings of the U.S. Supreme Court and the impact a new presidency will have on its future on Friday, May 2 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

The event will be held in the Student Lounge and is open to the entire LSU community and the public. The conversation with Toobin will be moderated by Law Chancellor Jack Weiss.

Toobin’s latest book, THE NINE – Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, will be the focus for the question and answer session. His book offers insights into the most important and secret legal body in our country, the U.S. Supreme Court. Based on exclusive interviews with the justices themselves, The Nine tells the story of the Court through the personalities of the nine justices. His stories reveal the complex dynamic among the justices who decide the law of the land.

Toobin defines this time leading up to the 2008 presidential elections as the moment of transition for the institution. He believes the Court now has a conservative majority and predicts that major changes are in store on such issues as abortion, civil rights, presidential power, and church-state relations.

Also a legal affairs staff writer for The New Yorker and a bestselling author, Toobin earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Other books by Toobin include, Opening Arguments: A Young Lawyer’s First Case -United States v. Oliver North; The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson; A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President; and, Too Close to Call: The Thirty-Six-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election.

Guests should enter through the East Campus Drive entrance to the Law Center. For more information, contact Karen Soniat at 225/578-8645 or ksonia2@lsu.edu

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