On March 28, 2008, the Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson, III, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit presented the Tenth Annual Henry J. Abraham Distinguished Lecture Series, hosted by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. The lecture was part of the Virginia Festival of the Book, and was moderated by Robert O’Neil.
J. Harvie Wilkinson, III, is the author of several works, including Serving Justice: A Supreme Court Clerk’s View and One Nation Indivisible: How Ethnic Separatism Threatens America. A former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, he serves as a Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
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John C. Jeffries, is the author of Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. and Civil Rights Actions: Enforcing the Constitution (with Pamela S. Karlan, Peter W. Low, & George A. Rutherglen), among others. He argued the case of Rosenberger v. University of Virginia before U.S. Supreme Court and is currently the Dean of the UVa School of Law.
Robert O’Neil is the author of Academic Freedom in the Wired World and Free Speech in the College Community. His books stem from his experiences as the former president of UVa and Wisconsin and his present position as the Director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.
Barbara Perry, Ph.D., is the author of The Michigan Affirmative Action Cases, Freedom and the Court (with Henry J. Abraham) and seven other books. She is Carter Glass Professor of Government at Sweet Briar College and is a former Supreme Court Fellow.
The moderator is Henry J. Abraham, the author of Freedom and the Court: Civil Rights and Liberties in the United States. A renowned Constitutional scholar, he has authored eleven additional books and is the winner of the 2007 DAR Americanism Medal. He is James Hart Professor of Politics, Emeritus, at UVa.
What do these three authors have in common? Besides being very entertaining, they share one degree of separation with a famous American funny-man. You’ll have to listen to the audio to find out who!
How can you tell whether a novel will be a good selection for your book club? In this podcast, three popular authors tell what makes for a good group read. Listen in as James Collins (Beginner’s Greek), Jill A. Davis (Girls’ Poker Night, Ask Again Later), and Therese Fowler (Souvenir) discuss Reading Group Choices with moderator Barbara Mead.