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Impending "Block Busters" from the Supreme Court:
An Analysis of the Momentous 2017-18 Session
Speaker: David Bisno

David Bisno 

Saturday, September 23
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Filene Auditorium,
Moore Hall

The Supreme Court this autumn will face thorny, provocative, and controversial questions concerning the struggle between individual liberties, corporate freedom, and governmental power. With a new justice at the Court and a new president in the White House, Chief Justice John Roberts and his brethren will be making decisions which will affect all of our lives and those of our children and grandchildren.

David will help us understand how the Trump Administration is redefining the meaning of "Liberty" - the word appears three times in our country’s founding documents - and how the Court will treat the re-fashioning of regulations - “those wise restraints which make men free.”

David Bisno, M.D., a retired ophthalmologist with degrees from Harvard, Dartmouth and the Washington University School of Medicine, has been an enthusiastic discussion leader for ILEAD/OSHER@Dartmouth, across our country and overseas on a myriad of topics for 24 years. He was the founder, 21 years ago, of the ILEAD Summer Lecture Series.

Having studied constitutional law at the Harvard Law School with Laurence Tribe, David is fortunate to be able to attend the annual autumn Supreme Court Preview Conference at the Law School of the College of William and Mary. It is from these deliberations in Williamsburg that he will have just returned when he meets with us to share the coming “block buster” cases.

Previous ILEAD/OSHER@Dartmouth attendees of David’s lectures have come to expect clear and understandable presentations for lay audiences of nuanced and complex issues. Discussion is expected to be relevant and lively.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.

U.S. Supreme Court

OSHER@Dartmouth at the Movies

Great Films 2017 Series

The Canoe Club Discount: 25% discount on lunch for OSHER@Dartmouth members who dine immediately after each film screening.

OSHER@Dartmouth members and their friends receive free admission! Don't forget to wear your name badge.

Friday, August 18Register Now!
10:00 AM
Nugget Theaters
Thelma and Louise (1991)

Thelma and Louise – Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Brad Pitt. An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird.

Thelma & Louise

Wednesday, September 13Register Now!
10:00 AM
Nugget Theaters
Four Feathers (1939)

Four Feathers – John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez. Resigning his commission on the eve of his unit's deployment against Egyptian rebels, a British officer seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former comrades - disguised as an Arab.

Four Feathers


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