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Words, Writers and West Seattle
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Words, Writers and West Seattle
WhereSouthwest Branch
Room LocationMeeting Room
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us to hear David Skover discuss his newest work, "The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons."
DescriptionCo-authors Professor David Skover and Professor Ronald Collins jump into the perennial debate over the political neutrality of judges.

Despite widespread popular support of the ideal of the apolitical judge, Skover and Collins argue that this ideal is a fantasy. They ask us to assume that judges are political and need advice on how to be effective political actors. Here they turn to a classic book on political strategy, Niccolo Machiavelli’s “The Prince.” In their view, our debates over judicial nominees and sitting judges should recognize that the law is inseparable from realpolitik.

Professor Skover teaches at Seattle University School of Law and lectures in the fields of federal constitutional law, federal courts, free speech and mass communications theory.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

This program is part of the Words, Writers and West Seattle series which features writers connected to the Duwamish Peninsula. Presented in partnership with the Southwest Historical Society.

Programs are held monthly on the second Thursday evenings.
Books will be available for purchase.
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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