[PAST EVENT] Roe v. Wade: Past, Present and Future: Professor Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago
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This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Bill of Rights Law Student Division and the American Constitution Society.
Geoffrey R. Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. Mr. Stone joined the faculty in 1973, after serving as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. He later served as Dean of the Law School (1987-1994) and Provost of the University of Chicago (1994-2002).
Geoffrey Stone is the author of many books on constitutional law, most recently including Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century (2017) and Speaking Out: Reflections of Law, Liberty and Justice (2010 & 2016). He is also an editor of two leading casebooks, Constitutional Law (7th ed. 2013) and The First Amendment (5th ed. 2016). Stone is an editor of The Supreme Court Review and chief editor of a twenty-volume series, Inalienable Rights, which is being published by the Oxford University Press.
Stone was appointed by President Obama to serve on the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, which evaluated the government’s foreign intelligence surveillance programs in the wake of Edward Snowden’s leaks. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the America Law Institute, the National Advisory Council of the American Civil Liberties Union, a member of the American Philosophical Society, and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Council for Democracy and Technology. He has served as Chair of the Board of the American Constitution Society and Chair of the Board of the Chicago Children’s Choir.
Stone has also written amicus briefs for constitutional scholars in a number of Supreme Court cases, including Obergefell v. Hodges, Whole Woman’s Heath v. Hellerstadt, and Lawrence v. Texas.He was also one of the lawyers who represented President Bill Clinton in the Supreme Court in Clinton v. Jones.
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