University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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David A. Kaplan



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David A. Kaplan is the former legal affairs editor of Newsweek, where he covered the Supreme Court for a decade. His other books include "The Silicon Boys," a New York Times best-seller that has been translated into six languages, "The Accidental President," an account of the 2000 election on which HBO’s Recount was based, and "Mine’s Bigger," a biography of the largest sailboat in the world that won the Loeb Award for Best Business Book of 2008. A graduate of Cornell and the New York University School of Law, he teaches courses in journalism and ethics at NYU. His new, widely lauded book is "The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court's Assault on the Constitution."

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Scheduled events:
Protecting the Vote
Hacking, suppression and gerrymandering all threaten free and open elections. A reporter focusing on national security, a legal journalist who's examined the Supreme Court's assault on the Constitution and a university professor who studies race relations and voter suppression take the stage.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Carol Anderson, David Kaplan, Greg Miller
Moderator: Bruce Burke
Democracy and a Free Press
Steven Levitsky, David McCraw and Leonard Pitts — well-known authors with different resumes and unique perspectives — will explore the role of a free press in maintaining a healthy and vibrant democracy.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Steven Levitsky, David McCraw, Leonard Pitts
Moderator: David Kaplan
Whose Constitution Is It, Anyway?
In "The Most Dangerous Branch," David Kaplan explores the power of the U.S. Supreme Court in shaping the Constitution. UA Professor Andrew Coan, a Constitutional law expert, examines broad issues, including those raised in his book, “Prosecuting the President.” As the court becomes more and more political, whose Constitution will it become? The Grouchy Historians, Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger, may have some thoughts about this topic, too!

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Gallery (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ed Asner, Andrew Coan, David Kaplan, Ed Weinberger
Moderator: John Nichols

Book:
The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court's Assault on the Constitution
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Crown
September 2018
ISBN 9781524759902
$30.00, INSTORE
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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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