About this Event
Linda Greenhouse will present the lecture, Whose Constitution Is It, Anyway?, followed by a moderated Q&A session.
Greenhouse is a senior research scholar in law at Yale Law School, where she taught from 2009 to 2023. For the previous thirty years, she was the Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for her coverage of the Court. Her commentary on the Court appears frequently in The Times’ opinion pages, as well as in the New York Review of Books and other publications.
She is a graduate of Radcliffe College (Harvard) and earned a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School. In her extracurricular life, she has served on a number of nonprofit boards, including the Harvard Board of Overseers and the National Senate of Phi Beta Kappa. She served from 2017 to 2023 as president of the American Philosophical Society, the country’s oldest learned society, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, where she served on the Council for more than 20 years, and an honorary member of the American Law Institute. She is the author of six books, including Becoming Justice Blackmun, a biography of the Supreme Court Justice; The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction; and a memoir, Just a Journalist. Justice on the Brink: A Requiem for the Supreme Court was published by Random House in 2021. She has received 13 honorary degrees.
She and her husband, Eugene Fidell, live in New Haven, CT and in Stockbridge, MA. Their daughter, Hannah Fidell, is a film director and writer in Los Angeles.
Constitution Day events are made possible by the support of the Bernard Mann Constitutional Law Education Fund.
Event is free and open to the public.