Free Event -- The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court
Published: February 6, 2020
Join the nationally-syndicated radio show & podcast Living on Earth and Harvard Law Professor Richard Lazarus for a live interview about his new book, The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court.
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When the Supreme Court announced its ruling in Massachusetts v. EPA, the decision was immediately hailed as a landmark. But this was the farthest thing from anyone’s mind when Joe Mendelson, an idealistic lawyer working on a shoestring budget for an environmental organization no one had heard of, decided to press his quixotic case.
The Rule of Five tells the story of an unexpected triumph. We see how accidents, infighting, luck, superb lawyering, and the arcane practices of the Supreme Court collided to produce a legal miracle. An acclaimed advocate, Richard Lazarus reveals the personal dynamics of the justices and dramatizes the workings of the Court. The final ruling, by a razor-thin 5-4 margin, made possible important environmental safeguards which the Trump administration now seeks to unravel.
This event is part of Good Reads on Earth, a series of events where public radio program Living on Earth holds live radio interviews with authors of the latest environmental books. To learn more about Living on Earth, please visit loe.org.
This event is sponsored by Living on Earth, The Cambridge Public Library, the UMass Boston School for the Environment, & the UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School.
This is a free event open to the public.
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