Author Jeffrey Toobin to Discuss Supreme Court

New Yorker writer’s visit sponsored by Bryan Cave, Cockefair Chair

High-profile CNN analyst and New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin will provide an insider’s look at the U.S. Supreme Court in an April 11 presentation at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Toobin is the author of several books, including his best-selling account of modern-day justices and their decisions, The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, which won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize and spent four months on The New York Times best seller list. His talk, “The U.S. Supreme Court and the Major Issues of our Time: An Evening with Jeffrey Toobin,” will be at 7 p.m. in Pierson Auditorium in the Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Holmes Rd.

Toobin’s appearance is sponsored by the Bryan Cave law firm, in honor of Edward A. Smith; and by the Advisory Committee to the UMKC Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair in Continuing Education.  He is one of the country’s most esteemed experts on politics, media and the law, and has analyzed some of the most provocative and important events of the modern era.

His other books include an account of Iran-Contra and the Oliver North trial from a front-row seat as an associate counsel: Opening Arguments: A Young Lawyer’s First Case – United States v. Oliver North; the O.J. Simpson trial: The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson; and most recently, President Obama’s clashes with the Supreme Court: The Oath, The Obama White House vs. the Supreme Court.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. For online reservations, please go to or call 816-235-6222. Free parking is available at 5000 Cherry St. in the Cherry Street Parking Garage, levels 5 and 6, on the UMKC Campus.

A book signing will follow the lecture.

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