Chief Justice of the United States to visit UofL


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. will speak Oct. 27 at the University of Louisville as part of the McConnell Center’s fall lecture series.

    His 10 a.m. talk in Margaret Comstock Hall, School of Music, is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the event and will be made available by the McConnell Center on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

    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 Republican administrations in the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of the White House Counsel.

    To request a ticket for the Roberts talk, see