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 Geoffrey Stone

 

"Sex and the Constitution"


Professor Stone’s newest book, “Sex and the Constitution,” dramatically narrates the epic story of how sex came to be legislated in America. Stone will share with us the remarkable process through which Americans, and especially the justices of our Supreme Court, have navigated such profoundly divisive and important issues as sexual “morality” and sexual and contraceptive freedom.

And now, after the 2016 presidential election, we seem to have taken a huge step backward, with the progress of the last half-century suddenly imperiled. No one can predict the extent to which constitutional decisions safeguarding our personal freedoms might soon be eroded, but Professor Stone’s insights are more vital now than ever before.

Copies of Professor Stone's latest book: "Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century" will be on sale after the program.

 

About Professor Stone:

Geoffrey R. Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. After serving as a law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States, Mr. Stone joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School in 1973. Mr. Stone has served as dean of the University of Chicago Law School (1987-1994) and Provost of the University of Chicago (1994-2002). Mr. Stone is the author or co-author of many books on constitutional law. His most recent book, Sex and the Constitution, explores the history of sex, religion, law and constitutional law from the ancient world to the present.

Among Mr. Stone’s many other books on constitutional law, Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime (2004) received eight national book awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Award for the Best Book of the Year, the Los Angeles Times’s Award for the Best Book of the Year in the field of History, and Harvard University’s Award for the Best Book of the Year in Public Affairs.

Mr. Stone is chief editor of a twenty-volume series, Inalienable Rights, which is being published by the Oxford University Press, an editor of the Supreme Court Review, a former chair of the Board of the American Constitution Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Law Institute, and the National Advisory Council of the American Civil Liberties Union.

 

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