Open Book/Open Mind: Floyd AbramsAdult Events 10/01/2017, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Open Book / Open Mind Event: Floyd Abrams in conversation with Vincent Blasi “Civil Liberties and US Law in 2017”
Floyd Abrams will be in conversation with Vincent Blasi about constitutional law, civil liberties, and the First Amendment in 2017.
Floyd Abrams, Senior Counsel in Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP’s litigation practice group, has a national trial and appellate practice and extensive experience in high-visibility matters, often involving First Amendment, securities litigation, intellectual property, public policy and regulatory issues. He has argued frequently in the Supreme Court in cases raising issues as diverse as the scope of the First Amendment, the interpretation of ERISA, the nature of broadcast regulation, the impact of copyright law and the continuing viability of the Miranda rule. Most recently, Floyd prevailed in his argument before the Supreme Court on behalf of Senator Mitch McConnell as amicus curiae, defending the rights of corporations and unions to speak publicly about politics and elections in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
Vincent Blasi is the Corliss Lamont Professor of Civil Liberties at Columbia Law School. He joined the Law School’s faculty in 1983. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford Law School, the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and The William and Mary Law School. Since 1998, he has served as the Massee Professor of Law at the University of Virginia Law School.
Copies of Mr. Abrams’ new book The Soul of the First Amendment will be available for purchase and signing by Watchung Booksellers at the end of the event.
Admission: The event is free, thanks in part to a sponsorship by Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera, Sodono Law Firm. All reserved seats are now taken. We always have people who register but do not attend so please join our standby line in the cafe area at 3:30 if you would like an unclaimed seat.
Open Book/Open Mind: Katy TurAdult Events 10/13/2017, 7:00 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Open Book/Open Mind: Katy Tur discusses Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History with Tom Johnson
Called “Disgraceful,” “third-rate,” and “not nice” by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on—and took flak from—the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history. Unbelievable is her darkly comic, fascinatingly bizarre, and often scary story. It’s also the story of what it was like for Tur to be there as it happened, inside a no-rules world where reporters were spat on, demeaned, and discredited. Tur was a foreign correspondent who came home to her most foreign story of all. Unbelievable is a must-read for anyone who still wakes up and wonders, Is this real life?
Ms. Tur will be in conversation with Montclair’s own Tom Johnson, former executive editor of Bloomberg Politics News and award-winning senior broadcast producer at ABC News.
Ms. Tur’s book will be available for signing and purchase from Watchung Booksellers at the event.
Reserved seats are free and funded in part by Pollack Financial Group. All reserved seats are now taken and there will not be a waitlist. We always have people who register but do not attend. Any unclaimed seats will be made available on a first-come, first served basis in the cafe area 10 minutes before the start of the event.
Open Book/Open Mind: Isabel AllendeAdult Events 11/08/2017, 7:00 PM Buzz Aldrin Middle School Auditorium
Open Book/Open Mind: Isabel Allende discusses In the Midst of Winter
Internationally beloved author of novels like The House of the Spirits, and Eva Luna, Isabel Allende will discuss her new book, In the Midst of Winter, with Montclair’s own cherished author Christina Baker Kline.
Please note this event will be held at Buzz Aldrin Middle School. Admission to this event is free with the $28 purchase of the signed hardcover novel at this LINK or by calling 973-744-0500 x2222. The event is funded in part by Pollack Financial Group.
OBOM Series sponsored by Susan and Thomas Dunn, and grants from The Montclair Foundation, and Investors Foundation.