Book Talk—The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial HeroMay 9, 2023 Subscribe on Youtube
Tuesday, May 9th | 12:00 PM CST
Nearly a century after he served on the court, the words of the most famous dissenter in Supreme Court history helped to end segregation, start the civil rights movement, and much more. In The Great Dissenter, author Peter Canellos discusses the impact of John Marshall Harlan’s greatest dissents, from Plessy v. Ferguson and beyond, and how they shaped legal revolutions generations after his death. He also reveals the background of Justice Harlan’s greatest dissents, including Plessy v. Ferguson, and how they served as a “Bible” to the justices who accomplished some of the American legal system’s greatest victories.
Join the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Austin Federalist Society for an interview with Peter Canellos as he discusses the life and legacy of Justice John Marshall Harlan.
- Chance Weldon (Moderator) – Director of Litigation, Center for the American Future, Texas Public Policy Foundation
- Peter Canellos – Author, The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero