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Jeffrey Toobin, author, CNN legal analyst, and writer for The New Yorker, launches 2013 Autumn Lecture Series


POUGHKEEPSIE (Sept. 11, 2013) – Jeffrey Toobin, author, senior legal analyst for CNN, and staff writer for The New Yorker, will launch Marist College’s 2013 Autumn Lecture Series, with a talk at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in the Nelly Goletti Theatre in the College’s Student Center.  Image of Jeffrey Toobin's "The Oath".

Light refreshments will be served at a reception following the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.

Toobin is one of the country’s most esteemed experts on politics, media, and the law. His newest book, The Oath (Anchor, 2012), is an insider’s account of the ideological war between the John Roberts Supreme Court and the Obama administration. It is a sequel to his bestseller, The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court. Toobin is also the author of the bestseller Too Close to Call: The 36-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election

Prior to joining The New Yorker in 1993, Toobin was an assistant U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y. He also served as an associate counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, an experience that provided the basis for his first book, Opening Arguments: A Young Lawyer’s First Case: United States v. Oliver North. His other books also look behind the scenes at the U.S. legal system. A Vast Conspiracy explored the impeachment of Bill Clinton, and The Run of His Life examined the O.J. Simpson trial.

Toobin received his bachelor’s from Harvard College and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Upcoming lectures in the series include Dr. Jaap Jacobs of the University of St. Andrews on the Dutch and the Hudson River; Veronica Spencer and David Lacks, Jr., descendants of Henrietta Lacks on the story behind The Immortal Life of Henrietta lacks, which is the Common Reading for the Fall 2013 first-year students; Yossi Klein of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem on the Palestinian-Israeli tragedy; and Michael Greenberger of the University of Maryland on the financial crisis, Dodd-Frank, and the future of financial regulation.


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