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October 19, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Speaks at the National Constitution Center

Supreme Court Justice Stephen BreyerJoin fellow alums for this rare opportunity to hear a Supreme Court Justice speak at the National Constitution Center on October 19. Stephen Breyer will be speaking on “Making Our Democracy Work,” which is the title of his new book. He will consider questions that are fundamental to our constitutional system and the future of the Supreme Court. He believes that since the nine members of the Court are not elected, they need to reinforce their institutional legitimacy by pragmatically applying unchanging constitutional values to ever-changing circumstances. The discussion will be facilitated by Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times.

It is important to register. Although the event is free, all attendees must be registered in order to have a seat. The MIT Club will submit its list to the National Constitution Center and those who have signed up will be expected to come. If you sign up and your plans change it is important to notify us.

Those who can arrive early can meet at the Cafe Olé and enjoy a light dinner (soup, salad, sandwich, coffee, pastry) before the presentation. If coming for the presentation only please note that you need to be on time as latecomers may not be allowed in after the presentation has begun.

Photos courtesy of the National Archives and U.S. Justice Dept.

U.S. Supreme Court

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Time: 5:30 Optional light meal at Cafe Olé
              147 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia
         7:00 Program at the Constitution Center
              (doors close promptly at 7:00 !)

Location: National Constitution Center
         525 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
         Phone: 215-409-6600

Cost: Free, but you must register (see text above)

Reservations: via MIT Infinite Connection:

Club Membership -- Join or Renew on-line:

For Questions: Lucie Wilkens, 610-444-3242
          e-mail L.S.Wilkens@alum.mit.edu

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