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“Restoring the Global Judiciary: Why The Supreme Court Must Rule in Foreign Affairs”

May 12, 2021
8:00 am-9:00 am

Zoom Event

Price: Free

Should the Supreme Court play a more active role in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy?  Drawing upon constitutional history, international relations theory, and legal doctrine, this lecture will consider to what extent the Court and federal judiciary have the power and duty to apply the law without deference to the other branches, including and especially the Executive.  Please join us for a discussion on Professor Martin S. Flaherty’s recently published book “Restoring the Global Judiciary: Why The Supreme Court Must Rule in Foreign Affairs”.

Professor Martin S. Flaherty (A.B., Princeton; M.A., M.Phil., Yale; ITT/Fulbright Scholar, Trinity College Dublin; J.D., Columbia) is Leitner Family Professor of Law and Founding Co-Director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School, as well as a longtime Visiting Professor at the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton.  His is also an Adjunct Lecturer in the human rights program at Barnard College.  Professor Flaherty has taught at China University of Political Science and Law and the National Judges College in Beijing, and Queens University Belfast.  Prior to teaching he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Byron R. White on the U.S. Supreme Court and to the Hon. John J. Gibbons of the Third Circuit.  Professor Flaherty in addition serves as a legal consultant at the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.   Previously he has led or participated on human rights missions to China, Hong Kong, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Turkey, and Romania.  Flaherty’s publications focus upon constitutional law and history, foreign affairs, and international human rights.


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