Dr. John Foster concludes this year’s series on Supreme Court justices with an examination of Earl Warren — both the man and his jurisprudence.

The cases decided by Warren’s court are some of the best known in American history:

  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • Miranda v. Arizona
  • Virgina v. Loving

And Warren is as fascinating as a person. He had a sense of fairness so unwavering that he opted to let his father’s suspected murderers go free instead of violating it. Yet he supported internment during World War II.

Discover more during Dr. Foster’s lecture!

Previous lectures in this series focused on Chief Justice John Marshal, The Great Dissenter, John Marshal Harlan, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. All can be watched in their entirety on our YouTube channel.

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War IIthe Cold Warthe American RevolutionThe Vietnam Wars, and US Presidents of the 20th Century at the library.