Chief Justice of the United States to visit UofL


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr., will speak April 18 at the University of Louisville as part of the McConnell Center’s lecture series.

    Tickets have already been allocated for his 10 a.m. talk in Cardinal Arena, Swain Student Activities Center, but people also can watch the event live on the McConnell Center’s website,

    Chief Justice Roberts will deliver opening remarks before taking part in “A Conversation with the Chief Justice,” a panel discussion with people who have studied and written about the U.S. Supreme Court, said McConnell Center Director Gary Gregg.

    Chief Justice Roberts, the nation’s 17th chief justice, was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2005, succeeding William H. Rehnquist. Before that, he was a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for two years.

    A Harvard University and Harvard Law School graduate, he also spent 14 years in private law practice and held positions in the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of the White House Counsel.

    For more information on this event, call Sherry Allen at the McConnell Center, 502-852-3130.