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Justice John Paul Stevens Retired associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

The Court, the Constitution, and the Justice from Illinois:  Justice John Paul Stevens in Conversation with Provost Christopher Eisgruber (NOTE: 4:30 p.m. Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. Free ticket required. Update as of 10/4/11. TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE “SOLD OUT.” There will be a wait line at the event, and simulcast will be available in McCosh Hall 50. Note: No backpacks or large bags will be permitted in Richardson Auditorium.
October 10, 2011
Walter E. Edge Lecture and the John Marshall Harlan ’20 Lecture in Constitutional Adjudication. This event is cosponsored by the Princeton University Committee on Public Lectures and the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA).

Nominated to the Supreme Court by President Gerald Ford in 1975, Stevens served as associate justice until his retirement in June 2010.  At the time of his retirement he was the oldest member of the Court and the third-longest serving in Court history. Generally regarded as a moderate, Stevens wrote a mordant dissenting opinion on the court’s ruling to halt the recount of votes in Florida during the 2000 presidential election.

Christopher Eisgruber, who also serves as Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values, clerked for Justice Stevens. The author of several books on the Supreme Court and the Constitution, he is a graduate of Princeton University, Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes scholar, and the University of Chicago Law School.

Princeton University students, faculty, and staff with a TigerCard may obtain tickets from the University Ticketing Office in the Frist Campus Center beginning September 27 at noon and continuing Monday-Friday 12:00-6:00 p.m. while supplies last. There is a limit of one ticket per TigerCard, and individuals can present a maximum of two TigerCards. The general public may obtain tickets (maximum of two) at the Richardson Auditorium box office on October 3 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Thereafter general public tickets will be available at the University Ticketing Office Monday-Friday 12:00-6:00 p.m. while supplies last.