Linda Greenhouse

Former Supreme Court Correspondent, New York Times

September 17, 2008 — 4:10 PM
University of California, Berkeley — UC Berkeley Campus

About the Lecture

In the weeks following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Bush administration decided to house “enemy combatants” at the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba — out of reach, the administration believed, of the ordinary civilian and military justice systems. Linda Greenhouse, former Supreme Court Correspondent for The New York Times, explores what Guantanamo tell us about our political and legal institutions, their relationships, and their commitment to the rule of law.

About Linda Greenhouse

Linda Greenhouse is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who served as The New York Times Supreme Court correspondent from 1978 to 2008, except for two years during the mid-1980s, in which she covered Congress. Greenhouse joined the Times in 1968, and before taking on the Supreme Court assignment she covered local and state politics in New York. In January 2009, Greenhouse will join the faculty of Yale Law School, where, as the Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence and Joseph M. Goldstein Senior Fellow, she will teach courses and advise students.

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