After Words

After Words: Noah Feldman, "Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices," hosted by Dahlia Lithwick

About the Program

Noah Feldman profiles the life and legal contributions of Franklin Roosevelt Supreme Court appointees Felix Frankfurter, Hugo Black, Robert Jackson and William Douglas.  The four men began their tenures on the Court as friends, but their perspectives quickly diverged, and the widely-liberal view of the U.S. Constitution that FDR intended for them to promote was often internally challenged.  Professor Feldman discusses these influential Justices with Dahlia LIthwick, senior editor of Slate online magazine and its Supreme Court reporter.

About the Authors

Noah Feldman

Noah Feldman is Bemis Professor of Law at Harvard University and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.  In 2003, he served as a senior constitutional advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority. Professor Feldman is the author of four previous books, including "After Jihad" and "What We Owe Iraq."


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After Words: Noah Feldman, "Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices," hosted by Dahlia Lithwick

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, December 19th at 12pm (ET)
  • Monday, December 13th at 3am (ET)
  • Monday, December 13th at 12am (ET)
  • Sunday, December 12th at 9pm (ET)
  • Saturday, December 11th at 10pm (ET)
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