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Public invited to Jeffrey Toobin's April 27 lecture on "Secret World of the Supreme Court"

Toobin will offer a unique look at the inner workings of the Supreme Court and how the current administration may shape the court's future.

TAMPA, Fla. (April 10, 2017) – Jeffrey Toobin, senior legal analyst for CNN and staff writer for The New Yorker since 1993, will deliver a lecture on the inner workings of the U.S. Supreme Court at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 at the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Ferguson Hall. The University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences will host an Evening with Jeffrey Toobin as part of its Frontier Forum lecture series. No tickets are required for the event that is free and open to the public.

Toobin has covered many major legal stories of the era, ranging from the nomination of four Supreme Court Justices to the trials of Michael Jackson and George Zimmerman. He has previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Brooklyn and offers a unique look into the inner workings of the Supreme Court and its influence, as well as how the current administration will shape the future of the court and, in turn, the nation.

Jeffrey Toobin

A graduate of Harvard College and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, Toobin is also a New York Times best-selling author for “The Oath” and “The Nine.” Toobin’s long list of accomplishments and recognitions reflect the passion and respect he has for his field, which the public can experience at the lecture entitled “Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court.”

The Frontier Forum lecture series is presented by the USF Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Faculty and sponsored by the USF Office of the Provost and the USF College of Arts and Sciences. Since 2010, the Frontier Forum has hosted several notable speakers such as Jane Goodall, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michio Kaku and George Takei.

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