Saturday, November 11, 2006
On the heels of the release of his novel Limitations, Scott Turow will speak at Fordham Law School Dec. 5, 8:00 pm, in New York City's One Time Warner Center. His appearance, announced here, is part of Fordham's series on law, culture and society. Turow will speak on the book and his role as a novelist and still-practicing lawyer -- and annotate clips to be screened from the film version of 1990's Presumed Innocent. (This reminds me that the late Raul Julia's superbly understated performance as Sandy Stern should be mentioned in our recent nostalgia about lawyer movie roles, despite the intended moral ambiguity of his methods in defending Rusty Sabich: "You tell me...was justice done?") Attendance is free and allows online sign-up. [Alan Childress]
UPDATE: Here is a link to a remarkable essay by Scott Turow in the Sunday NYTimes Magazine (upcoming 11/26), who posits that the administration's war on terror may meet unusual and unexpected resistance in the Court from Justice Scalia, the civil libertarian.