The Glantz Lecture: Noah Feldman with Jeffrey Toobin: The Supreme Court Then and Now
Noah Feldman talks to Jeffrey Toobin about his recent book, Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices, and its relevancy to today.
Noah Feldman is the Bemis Professor of Law at Harvard University as well as a senior fellow of the Society of Fellows. A contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and Bloomberg View, he has authored five books and, most recently, co-authored Constitutional Law, Eighteenth Edition (2013). He served as senior constitutional advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, and advised members of the Iraqi Governing Council on the drafting of the Transitional Administrative Law or interim constitution. Previously, he served as a law clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court (1998-1999). He received his A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1992, finishing first in his class. Selected as a Rhodes Scholar, he earned a D. Phil. in Islamic Thought from Oxford University and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as the book reviews editor of the Yale Law Journal.
Jeffrey Toobin is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a senior analyst for CNN. “The Mitigator,” his piece about capital punishment and Danalynn Recer, appeared in the May 9th issue.
Harvard law professor Noah Feldman outlines his predictions as to whether Obama's healthcare reform bill will be deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Feldman explains that the debate is centered around whether making health insurance mandatory is a violation of individual rights, an issue that swing Justice Anthony Kennedy could go either way on.