From Citizens United to the Affordable Care Act to gay marriage, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has profoundly affected American life. Leading constitutional lawyer and scholar Laurence Tribe (who taught Roberts at Harvard) joins the National Constitution Center for what he describes as a "deeper understanding of the substance of the Court's work and how it is transforming our nation," drawing from his forthcoming book Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution.
Jeffrey Rosen is President and CEO of the National Constitution Center. He is also a Professor of Law at
The George Washington University Law School, and a Contributing Editor of The Atlantic.
Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College, Oxford University, and Yale Law School. His new book, Louis D.
Brandeis: American Prophet, was published on June 1, 2016, the 100th anniversary of Brandeis's
Supreme Court confirmation. His other books include The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries
that Defined America, the best-selling companion book to the award-winning PBS series; The Most
Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America; The Naked Crowd: Freedom and Security in an
Anxious Age; and The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America, which The New York Times
called the definitive text in privacy perils in the digital age. Rosen is coeditor, with Benjamin Wittes, of
Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change, the proceedings of the Brookings Project on
Technology and the Constitution.
His essays and commentaries have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, on National
Public Radio, in the New Republic, where he was the legal affairs editor, and in The New Yorker, where
he has been a staff writer. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the ten best magazine journalists in
America, and the Los Angeles Times called him the nation's most widely read and influential legal
Laurence H. Tribe
Laurence H. Tribe is Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard University. He has published more than 100 books and articles, including "American Constitutional Law", "On Reading the Constitution", and "Abortion: The Clash of Absolutes". In addition, he has argued more than three dozen cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and has frequently testified before Congress on a broad range of constitutional issues.
Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe talks about the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act and how one of his former students, Chief Justice John Roberts applied his understanding of Constitutional principles in deciding the fate of an act signed into law by another of his former students, President Barack Obama.