Ronald K. L. Collins & David M. Skover with Justice Mary Yu
Two Seattle law professors - Ronald Collins, who is a Harold S. Shefelman Scholar at the University of Washington School of Law, and David Skover, who is the Frederic C. Tausend Professor of Law at the Seattle University School of Law, appear here together this evening for their new, co-written book, The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons (Oxford University Press). This timely book looks at the intersection of the judiciary and the political - getting more attention now and in recent decades - and brings the work of Niccolò Machiavelli to the fore in so doing. This book looks at how and when judges are political - and when, perhaps, not as much.
Ronald Collins’ and David Skover’s other co-written books include When Money Speaks, On Dissent: Its Meaning in America, Mania: The Story of the Outraged & Outrageous Lives That Launched a Cultural Revolution, The Trials of Lenny Bruce, and The Death of Discourse. 2018 should see publication of Robotica: Free Speech & Artificial Intelligence.
Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu will interview the authors on the book, after which the audience will be invited to ask book-related questions.